Development of a Maintenance Action Scheduling Algorithm.
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C
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The report documents a computer-based scheduling algorithm developed for the Shipsystem Maintenance Monitoring and Support Officer of the Naval Ship Engineering Center. While specifically developed for their needs, it is a system of general applicability. It will aid in scheduling an arbitrary number of tasks, with an arbitrary number of alternative means for performing each task, over a large number of periods 120. The tasks may be performed a number of times up to 10. The same series of tasks is performed over time on a number of entities. The number of resources, or skills, that can be considered is large 45. Tables and graphs that detail the assignment of the various skills over time are produced. The program produces schedules of minimum manpower or minimum cost but manual changes to the scheduled period and to the alternative selected for each task may be made. Management reports are produced to show the costs for a given schedule by various breakouts. Costs fall into up to seven categories and both investment and per-task costs can be considered. Reports on supply costs, by item, can be produced. Author
- Marine Engineering