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Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services

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Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services

Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services (Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering) by Michael L. Pinedo (Author)
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (January 19, 2006) | ISBN-10: 0387221980 | PDF | 2,8 Mb | 506 pages

This book focuses on planning and scheduling applications. Planning and scheduling are forms of decision-making that play an important role in most manufacturing and services industries. The planning and scheduling functions in a company typically use analytical techniques and heuristic methods to allocate its limited resources to the activities that have to be done.
The application areas considered in this book are divided into manufacturing applications and services applications. The book covers five areas in manufacturing: project scheduling, job shop scheduling, scheduling of flexible assembly systems, economic lot scheduling, and planning and scheduling in supply chains. It covers four areas in services: reservations and timetabling, tournament scheduling, planning and scheduling in transportation, and workforce scheduling. At the end of each chapter, a case study or a system implementation is described in detail. Numerous examples and exercises throughout the book illustrate the material presented. The fundamentals concerning the methodologies used in the application chapters are covered in the appendices.




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