The assignment of individual renewable resources in scheduling
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information or for a copy of the item contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the publisher URL above.|
|Keywords:||Assignment problem, resource allocation, machine scheduling, meta, heuristics|
|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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