Tag: scheduling

  • Scheduling: rules and performance indicators

    Scheduling: rules and performance indicators

    Scheduling aims at controlling and balancing workload from tasks to resources in a production system. Many of its characteristics and goals are covered in our post Scheduling Problems. Here, we focus on solving the problem and measuring the quality of a schedule plan. Sequencing rules Given a set of orders, how to assign them to…

  • Scheduling problems

    Scheduling problems

    Scheduling problems appear in several industries. A manufacturing company must decide the sequence and machines used in the production process of each product; a delivery company must decide on the sequence of customers to visit; a transportation company must¬†determine¬†which of its vehicles to use in the trips. Take an airline company for instance. How many…