The assignment of individual renewable resources in scheduling

Burdett, Robert L. & Kozan, Erhan (2004) The assignment of individual renewable resources in scheduling. Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 21(3), pp. 355-377.

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Resource constrained scheduling problems are concerned with the allocation of limited resources to tasks over time. The solution to these problems is often a sequence, resource allocation, and schedule. When human workers are incorporated as a renewable resource, the allocation is defined as the number of workers assigned to perform each task. In practice however, this solution does not adequately address how individual workers are to be assigned to tasks. This paper therefore provides mathematical models and heuristic techniques for solving this multi-period precedence constrained assignment problem. Results of a significant numerical investigation are also presented.

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ID Code: 10670
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Assignment problem, resource allocation, machine scheduling, meta, heuristics
DOI: 10.1142/S021759590400028X
ISSN: 0217-5959
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 World Scientific Publishing
Copyright Statement: Electronic version of an article published as [Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research 21(3):pp. 355-377.]
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2012 22:22

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