Production Scheduling (For People Who Really Have to Do It) by Ruth Maurer, Robert E. D. Woolsey

By Ruth Maurer, Robert E. D. Woolsey

Creation Scheduling (For those who quite need to Do It) is a cookbook of quickly and soiled equipment for fixing difficulties in real-world, no-nonsense creation scheduling. The authors talk about numerous tools of creation scheduling. on the finish of every approach there's a "political dialogue" overlaying the political excellent news and undesirable information someone may perhaps run into while utilizing that specific strategy. some other bankruptcy is a political bankruptcy. those chapters speak about political realities with assistance and/or a number of conflict tales of software or misapplication of the formerly lined strategies for the enjoyment and edification of the person. This e-book is devoted to the concept for those who do not take care of the political difficulties in addition to you care for the technical difficulties, the political difficulties will take care of YOU!

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However, remember the Slack Rule appears to be buying fire insurance, but with priorities, the occasional really late job may just happen on one of the important jobs; and, you will be hung out to dry. Also, you will have a fine time explaining how a job that is more important has to wait for one less important. Good luck! 33 • Production Scheduling (For People Who Really Have To Do It) • eBooks Series Chapter 3 Reducing the Average Completion Time with Precedence Reducing the Average Flow Time with Precedence Reducing the Average Waiting Time with Precedence We now add some new constraints to the data shown below and they are: Job 1 must be done before you can do jobs 2, 3 and 4.

Immediately, we have the ratio rule restated as: Ratio Rule (Ratio) Schedule the jobs in increasing order of the ratio of (Due Date/Priority). Job # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Due Date 40 20 80 42 68 74 93 108 Proc. Tme. 20 10 50 11 21 22 40 60 Priority 5 2 4 3 7 8 1 6 Ratio __________________________________________________________ 32 • Production Scheduling (For People Who Really Have To Do It) • eBooks Series Chapter 3 For the above problem, and method, the order is: _________________________________________________ Technical Point Notice that this method should (hopefully) reduce maximum tardiness.

Job # 1 2 3 4 5 6 __________________ Due Date 9 13 16 22 35 40 __________________ Proc. Tme. 6 8 4 7 21 22 __________________ 28 • Production Scheduling (For People Who Really Have To Do It) • eBooks Series Chapter 3 If you did it right, you get the exact same schedule you started with. You applied the method and are no better off than before. Van Drew’s Chart A very nice way to convince ourselves that the methods covered above really do what we say they do is by defining Van Drew’s Charts for them as follows.

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