A Computer Based Scheduling System for Use by Base Level Civil Engineering in Development of the In-Service Work Plan.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Austere funding, reduced manning, and scarce resources make it important for Air Force Civil Engineering managers to take advantage of the most current and efficient technology available to accomplish routine and repetitive tasks. The requirement to allocate limited manhours among competing requirements in the In-Service Work Plan is becoming increasingly important. The authors of this thesis have developed a computer based scheduling system that constructs as currently existing manual methods. The system uses a payoff matrix to determine the value of completing a specific work order and a linear programming model to determine the best mix of work orders to schedule from the pool of backlogged work orders. Use of the payoff matrix concept provides the flexibility for each Civil Engineering Organization to determine the factors to consider and their relative weights in arriving at a benefit value for each work order. The conclusion reached in the thesis is that the computer based scheduling system will construct the In-Service Work Plan as effectively as currently existing manual methods and that the system is feasible for use at any Civil Engineering Organization, provided adequate computer capability is available. Author
- Operations Research
- Computer Programming and Software