Scheduling

  • Filename: scheduling.
  • ISBN: 9781461423614
  • Release Date: 2012-01-07
  • Number of pages: 676
  • Author: Michael L. Pinedo
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This new edition of the well established text Scheduling - Theory, Algorithms, and Systems provides an up-to-date coverage of important theoretical models in the scheduling literature as well as significant scheduling problems that occur in the real world. It again includes supplementary material in the form of slide-shows from industry and movies that show implementations of scheduling systems. The main structure of the book as per previous edition consists of three parts. The first part focuses on deterministic scheduling and the related combinatorial problems. The second part covers probabilistic scheduling models; in this part it is assumed that processing times and other problem data are random and not known in advance. The third part deals with scheduling in practice; it covers heuristics that are popular with practitioners and discusses system design and implementation issues. All three parts of this new edition have been revamped and streamlined. The references have been made completely up-to-date. Theoreticians and practitioners alike will find this book of interest. Graduate students in operations management, operations research, industrial engineering, and computer science will find the book an accessible and invaluable resource. Scheduling - Theory, Algorithms, and Systems will serve as an essential reference for professionals working on scheduling problems in manufacturing, services, and other environments. Reviews of third edition: This well-established text covers both the theory and practice of scheduling. The book begins with motivating examples and the penultimate chapter discusses some commercial scheduling systems and examples of their implementations." (Mathematical Reviews, 2009)

Theory of Scheduling

  • Filename: theory-of-scheduling.
  • ISBN: 0486428176
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 294
  • Author: Richard Walter Conway
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



This comprehensive text explores the mathematical models underlying the theory of scheduling. Organized according to scheduling problem type, it examines three solution techniques: algebraic, probabilistic, and Monte Carlo simulation by computer. Topics include problems of sequence, measures for schedule evaluation, finite sequencing for a single machine, and further problems with one operation per job. Additional chapters cover flow-shop scheduling, the general n/m job-shop problem, general network problems related to scheduling, selection disciplines in a single-server queuing system, single-server queuing systems with setup classes, multiple-server queuing models, and experimental investigation of the continuous job-shop process. 1967 edition.

Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services

  • Filename: planning-and-scheduling-in-manufacturing-and-services.
  • ISBN: 0387221980
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 506
  • Author: Michael Pinedo
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book focusses on planning and scheduling applications. Planning and Scheduling are forms of decision-making that play an important role in most manufacturing and service industries. The planning and scheduling function in a company uses mathematical techniques or heuristic methods to allocate limited resources to the activities that have to be done. The book consists of four parts: Part I describes the general characteristics of scheduling models in manufacturing and in services. Part II considers the various classes of planning and scheduling models in manufacturing, and Part III covers the various classes of planning and scheduling models in service settings. Part IV deals with system design, development and implementation issues. The detailed mathematics can be found in the appendices. The book contains examples and exercises throughout and a number of case studies can be found in the attached CD-Rom.

Maintenance Planning Scheduling and Coordination

  • Filename: maintenance-planning-scheduling-and-coordination.
  • ISBN: 0831131438
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: Don Nyman
  • Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.



Well-planned, properly scheduled, and effectively communicated jobs accomplish more work, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. This work will disturb operations less frequently, and be accomplished with higher quality, greater job satisfaction, and higher organizational morale than jobs performed without proper preparation. Maintenance Planning, Scheduling Coordination focuses on and deals specifically with the preparatory tasks that lead to effective utilization and application of maintenance resources. It is a vital training document for planners, an educational document for those to whom planners are responsible, and a valuable guide for those who interface with the planning and scheduling function and are dependent upon the many contributions of planning and scheduling operational excellence.

Scheduling Computer and Manufacturing Processes

  • Filename: scheduling-computer-and-manufacturing-processes.
  • ISBN: 3540419314
  • Release Date: 2001-06-01
  • Number of pages: 485
  • Author: Jacek Błażewicz
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Written in a clear and concise manner this book provides a theoretical and application oriented analysis of deterministic scheduling problems arising in computer and manufacturing environments. Various scheduling problems are discussed where different problem parameters such as task processing times, urgency weights, arrival times, deadlines, precedence constraints, and processor speed factor are involved. Polynomial and exponential time optimization algorithms as well as approximation and heuristic approaches are presented and discussed. Moreover, resource-constrained, imprecise computation, flexible flow shop and dynamic job shop scheduling, as well as flexible manufacturing systems, are considered. An excellent analysis based on real-world applications with plenty of examples.

Scheduling of Resource Constrained Projects

  • Filename: scheduling-of-resource-constrained-projects.
  • ISBN: 079238637X
  • Release Date: 1999-11-30
  • Number of pages: 369
  • Author: Robert Klein
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Project management has become a widespread instrument enabling organizations to efficiently master the challenges of steadily shortening product life cycles, global markets and decreasing profit margins. With projects increasing in size and complexity, their planning and control represents one of the most crucial management tasks. This is especially true for scheduling, which is concerned with establishing execution dates for the sub-activities to be performed in order to complete the project. The ability to manage projects where resources must be allocated between concurrent projects or even sub-activities of a single project requires the use of commercial project management software packages. However, the results yielded by the solution procedures included are often rather unsatisfactory. Scheduling of Resource-Constrained Projects develops more efficient procedures, which can easily be integrated into software packages by incorporated programming languages, and thus should be of great interest for practitioners as well as scientists working in the field of project management. The book is divided into two parts. In Part I, the project management process is described and the management tasks to be accomplished during project planning and control are discussed. This allows for identifying the major scheduling problems arising in the planning process, among which the resource-constrained project scheduling problem is the most important. Part II deals with efficient computer-based procedures for the resource-constrained project scheduling problem and its generalized version. Since both problems are NP-hard, the development of such procedures which yield satisfactory solutions in a reasonable amount of computation time is very challenging, and a number of new and very promising approaches are introduced. This includes heuristic procedures based on priority rules and tabu search as well as lower bound methods and branch and bound procedures which can be applied for computing optimal solutions.

Network Scheduling Techniques for Construction Project Management

  • Filename: network-scheduling-techniques-for-construction-project-management.
  • ISBN: 0792343093
  • Release Date: 1996-12-31
  • Number of pages: 335
  • Author: M. Hajdu
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Industrial, financial, commercial or any kinds of project have at least one common feature: the better organized they are, the higher the profit or the lower the cost. Project management is the principle of planning different projects and keeping them on track within time, cost and resource constraints. The need for effective project management is ever-increasing. The complexity of the environment we live in requires more sophisticated methods than it did just a couple of decades ago. Project managers might face insurmountable obstacles in their work if they do not adapt themselves to the changing circumstances. On the other hand, better knowledge of project management can result in better plans, schedules and, last but not least, more contracts and more profit. This knowledge can help individuals and firms to stay alive in this competitive market and, in the global sense, utilize the finite resources of our planet in a more efficient way.

Planning Scheduling and Constraint Satisfaction

  • Filename: planning-scheduling-and-constraint-satisfaction.
  • ISBN: 1586034847
  • Release Date: 2005-01
  • Number of pages: 199
  • Author: Luis Castillo
  • Publisher: IOS Press



Bringing artificial intelligence planning and scheduling applications into the real world is a hard task that is receiving more attention every day by researchers and practitioners from many fields. In many cases, it requires the integration of several underlying techniques like planning, scheduling, constraint satisfaction, mixed-initiative planning and scheduling, temporal reasoning, knowledge representation, formal models and languages, and technological issues. Most papers included in this book are clear examples on how to integrate several of these techniques. Furthermore, the book also covers many interesting approaches in application areas ranging from industrial job shop to electronic tourism, environmental problems, virtual teaching or space missions. This book also provides powerful techniques that allow to build fully deployable applications to solve real problems and an updated review of many of the most interesting areas of application of these technologies, showing how powerful these technologies are to overcome the expresiveness and efficiency problems of real world problems.

Scheduling Middle Level Schools

  • Filename: scheduling-middle-level-schools.
  • ISBN: UVA:X006118169
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 60
  • Author: Ronald D. Williamson
  • Publisher:



This book investigates school schedules by examining the use of time at the middle level and discussing strategies that schools may use to provide greater flexibility to the school day. Eleven specific scheduling models are presented and described. Complementing the models is a discussion of the factors that propel a school's investigation of alternative schedules. The manual views time as a resource and discusses ways to empower teachers to use time to make decisions. It also considers the role that adolescence plays in schedules and presents tips on how to schedule activities with this in mind. The text examines the importance of scheduling, outlines some scheduling myths, and explores the "block-time" schedule at length, considering its advantages and disadvantages for administrators, teachers, and students. Some block-time models are provided. Other kinds of schedules that are considered include alternate day, rotating, and dropped schedules. The booklet explores ways to get started on scheduling reform, offering details on planning steps, whether or not to use a computer, simulations, building the schedule, the uses of singletons and doubletons, staffing decisions, and selecting staff members. The text concludes with strategies for manipulating the schedule by challenging regularities, focusing on students, and starting small. (RJM)

Scheduling Strategies for Middle Schools

  • Filename: scheduling-strategies-for-middle-schools.
  • ISBN: 1883001676
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 262
  • Author: Michael D. Rettig
  • Publisher: Eye On Education



With over 150 sample schedules, this book shows how scheduling strategies can enhance your school's capacity to offer exploratory courses, interdisciplinary teaching teams, teacher-based guidance programs, and other programs and practices which are responsive to the needs of early adolescents.

Handbook on Scheduling

  • Filename: handbook-on-scheduling.
  • ISBN: 9783540322207
  • Release Date: 2007-08-10
  • Number of pages: 647
  • Author: Jacek Błażewicz
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book provides a theoretical and application-oriented analysis of deterministic scheduling problems in advanced planning and computer systems. The text examines scheduling problems across a range of parameters: job priority, release times, due dates, processing times, precedence constraints, resource usage and more, focusing on such topics as computer systems and supply chain management. Discussion includes single and parallel processors, flexible shops and manufacturing systems, and resource-constrained project scheduling. Many applications from industry and service operations management and case studies are described. The handbook will be useful to a broad audience, from researchers to practitioners, graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Block Scheduling

  • Filename: block-scheduling.
  • ISBN: 1883001145
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Robert Lynn Canady
  • Publisher: Eye On Education



This bestseller shows you how block schedules can enhance learning and instruction, increase opportunities for students, and improve teachers' performance. It provides practical tools for planning and implementation.

Cloud Computing

  • Filename: cloud-computing.
  • ISBN: 9781466507821
  • Release Date: 2012-09-20
  • Number of pages: 231
  • Author: Frederic Magoules
  • Publisher: CRC Press



As more and more data is generated at a faster-than-ever rate, processing large volumes of data is becoming a challenge for data analysis software. Addressing performance issues, Cloud Computing: Data-Intensive Computing and Scheduling explores the evolution of classical techniques and describes completely new methods and innovative algorithms. The book delineates many concepts, models, methods, algorithms, and software used in cloud computing. After a general introduction to the field, the text covers resource management, including scheduling algorithms for real-time tasks and practical algorithms for user bidding and auctioneer pricing. It next explains approaches to data analytical query processing, including pre-computing, data indexing, and data partitioning. Applications of MapReduce, a new parallel programming model, are then presented. The authors also discuss how to optimize multiple group-by query processing and introduce a MapReduce real-time scheduling algorithm. A useful reference for studying and using MapReduce and cloud computing platforms, this book presents various technologies that demonstrate how cloud computing can meet business requirements and serve as the infrastructure of multidimensional data analysis applications.

Elementary School Scheduling

  • Filename: elementary-school-scheduling.
  • ISBN: 9781596670808
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 361
  • Author: Robert Lynn Canady
  • Publisher: Eye On Education



This practical book and its accompanying CD-ROM include over 100 schedules to help elementary schools raise student achievement.

The Planning and Scheduling of Production Systems

  • Filename: the-planning-and-scheduling-of-production-systems.
  • ISBN: 0412610205
  • Release Date: 1996-12-31
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Abdelhakim Artiba
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



If one accepts the premise that there is no wealth without production, whether at the individual or national level, one is immediately led to the conclusion that the study of productive systems lies at the forefront of subjects that should be intensively, as well as rationally and extensively, studied to achieve the desired 'sustainable growth' of society, where the latter is defined as growth in the quality of life that does not waste the available resources in the long run. Since the end of World War II there has been a remarkable evolution in thinking about production, abetted to a large measure by the nascent field of informatics: the computer technology and the edifices that have been built around it, such as information gathering and dissemination worldwide through communication networks, software products, peripheral interfaces, etc. Additionally, the very thought processes that guide and motivate studies in production have undergone fundamental changes which verge on being revolutionary, thanks to developments in operations research and cybernetics.

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