A Network Transshipment Model for Manpower Planning and Design.
Management science research rept.,
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA MANAGEMENT SCIENCES RESEARCH GROUP
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The goal of this paper was to demonstrate the usefulness of a network transshipment model to approximate a linear programming model for manpower planning and design. The main advantages of the network model are fast computing speeds, easy computation of effectiveness-cost trade-off curve, the availability of much managerial information contained in the dual matrix, and its usefulness in analyzing career paths. The only appreciable disadvantage is the difficulty of imposing extra constraints. In any specific instance, the latter difficulty can usually be overcome by employing parametric programming procedures as illustrated above.
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