An Approach to Workload Assignment and Scheduling of Engineering and Installation Activities for Air Force Communications Command (AFCC).
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S
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The thesis offers two models which are applied sequentially to first the assignment and then the scheduling of workload. Each job has characteristics of estimated man-hours, personnel skills required, and scheduling milestones. Units have man-hours and personnel skills available. The workload assignment model makes one to one assignments of jobs to units however, units may be assigned more than one job provided analysis man-hour rim conditions are satisfied. Using the Honeywell LP6000 software package, right hand side values of available man-hours were uniformly reduced in successive solutions. The scheduling model employed a version of the zero-one, multiproject scheduling problem by Pritsker, Watters and Wolfe 1968. For a list of fifteen jobs assigned to one unit, a four month planning horizon was treated as a project with fifteen basically parallel activities. Sequencing and concurrently of performance were discussed. Using a schedule effectiveness measure of throughput time, the level of a critical skill was ranged and the effects noted in the results from the LP6000 package. The thesis concluded that strictly uniform levels of tasking would result in many additional miles traveled and that as skills are reduced, schedules become extended or are infeasible. Author
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