Accession Number : ADA258420
Title : The Theory of Constraints Applied to Project Scheduling: The Critical Chain Concept Defined.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Ingram, Andrew D ; Scherer, Paul E
Report Date : Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 200
Abstract : This research applies the Theory of Constraints' principles to a project management environment. The Constraint Theory developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt has been successfully applied in many manufacturing settings. Researchers are now beginning to apply Theory of Constraints' principles and techniques outside the manufacturing environment. Specific objectives of this research effort include: to develop and demonstrate a resource constrained project scheduling algorithm based on the Theory of Constraints' principles and techniques: to perform a detailed comparison of the manufacturing and project scheduling environments designed to support algorithm development; and to lay the foundation for additional research in this area by outlining specific issues and questions that remain subsequent to this research effort. The Critical Chain scheduling algorithm defined in this research has been synthesized by the authors. The intent of this thesis is to provide a procedure that parallels the Theory of Constraints' principles and techniques to the degree that it is possible and logical.
Descriptors : *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , *JOB SHOP SCHEDULING , ALGORITHMS , HEURISTIC METHODS , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE