Multiple Resource Smoothing in Shipyard Planning.
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
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A heuristic approach for planning multiple resource workloads in project networks is discussed, with particular attention to ship overhaul planning. Projects are modeled using a critical-path-analysis activity network. Activity resource requirements are taken as given and activity loading is assumed to be constant. Activity duration variables are defined which then determine the demand rates per resource per activity. An iterative nonlinear programming procedure assigns activity durations and consequently, activity resource demand rates to minimize resource peaking subject to meeting project due dates. Computational experience is described for application to a major ship overhaul. Author
- Administration and Management
- Operations Research
- Marine Engineering