Hypothetical Modeling of a Supermarket Queue-An Approach

Rotimi-Williams Bello, Firstman Noah Otobo


Opening a new supermarket is a task especially when there is no other supermarket to make a comparison with. Decision on the number of tills or point-of-sale (POS) terminals to use becomes an issue. The consequences of not getting the number of tills right could lead to wastage due to too many POS terminals acquired that are not needed, and shoppers reluctance to patronize the supermarket due to an incessant queue caused by too few POS availability. This paper objective is to model hypothetically the supermarket queue in such a way that the aforementioned problems being experienced are reduced if not removed. Formulated data were used for the model on spreadsheet. The automation of the model is left for future work.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.23956/ijarcsse.v8i7.815


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