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Gradient Estimation of Two-Stage Continuous Transfer Lines Subject to Operation-Dependent Failures
This paper addresses the gradient estimation of transfer linescomprising two machines separated by a buffer of finite capacity. A continuous flow model is considered, where machines are subject tooperation-dependent failures, ...
A Lower Bounding Result for the Optimal Policy in an Adaptive Staffing Problem
We derive a lower bound for the staffing levels required to meet a projected load in a retail service facility. We model the queueing system as a Markovian process with non-homogeneous Poisson arrivals. Motivated by an ...
Comparing Gradient Estimation Methods Applied to Stochastic Manufacturing Systems
This paper compares two gradient estimation methods that can be usedfor estimating the sensitivities of output metrics with respectto the input parameters of a stochastic manufacturing system.A brief description of the ...
Simulation-Based Algorithms for Average Cost Markov Decision Processes
In this paper, we give a summary of recent development of simulation-based algorithmsfor average cost MDP problems, which are different from those for discounted cost problems or shortest pathproblems. We introduce both ...