Accession Number:

AD0783629

Title:

A Method for Least-Cost Scheduling of Personnel through Training Course Sequences,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The report presents an algorithm to find the five least-cost sequences for scheduling military personnel through a series of courses where the costs incurred are transportation costs. The algorithm adapts the implicit enumeration approach of integer programming to this pipeline flow problem and will require at least n - 2.8n factorial fewer computations than total enumeration, where n is the number of courses. It can also be used to determine the least-cost sequences when mixed travel modes are involved. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE