SIMULATION OF A QUEUING SYSTEM (A CASE STUDY OF IMO STATE TRANSPORT COMPANY ITC OWERRI) A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON CO-OPERATIVE ECONOMICS
The project looked into the concept of simulation system that provides method of handling problems, which are difficult or costly to solve analytically. It is also allows the study or learning the behavior of the system. To text hypothesis and design a system that may be available for direct observation or experiment and by applying digital simulation to help find the solutions to problems relating to resources allocations to production of efficiency. The programming language to be used is visual basic become of its visual interface and familiarity of the language.
As the size of the world’s population increased so the number of queues and their queue length. In the business world, more customers mean more business transactions. Out of the many ways to attract customers, an efficient queuing system plays an important role as it reduces a customers waiting time. As a result, the shorter waiting time makes customer happy, and one thing for sure is that a happy customer will come back for business again. Queuing as the mathematical study of waiting times or queues. They study endless mathematical analysis of several related processes, including the arrival of the queue, waiting in the queue and being served by servers at the front of the queue.
Due to the advent of computer system over the years, has brought considerable changes to many areas of human endeavor. This technology has led to speed and accuracy of information that are processed with it. With the introduction of computer in almost all spheres of life, cumbersome jobs are now done with a little time and energy. Our present day computers can be used in airlines reservation, transportation, and patient diagnosis, as an aid to the handicapped and in providing hospital information systems effectively.
Computer system described as an electronic device that accepts data as input, process the data and brings, output as information.. Its uses are not overlooked in the area of simulation. Simulation, which is the process of experimenting or using a model and noting the results, which occur, It is used in a technique referred to as the computer assisted instructions. This has made computers to be continuously ground with scientists, engineers, medical expert, and businessmen and in transportation, industries, science and education. Developing a simulation is often a highly complex mathematical process. Initially a set of rules, relationship and operating procedures are specified along with other variables, Example identifying the objectives of the simulation, identifying the input variables.