Number of entry work items

Number of entry work items

Postby TomasBernardo » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:33 am

Hello,

In our model we have three type of ships that can arrive at our system according to a Poisson process of one ship per week.
Our question is, do we need three separate entry points? Or can we model one entry point with three arrinving working items?

Thank you for your help

Tomás Alves Bernardo

Re: Number of entry work items

Postby jholtman » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:20 pm

It depends if the ships have different arrival rates. If they are all arriving at one per week, then you could setup a single entry point with a rate of 3 per week to obtain the same distribution of arrivals. If they have different rates, then have a separate workentry point for each type.
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