Planning and Scheduling Methods

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM030A05
Vaknaam Planning and Scheduling Methods
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Planning and Scheduling Methods
Leerdoelen 1.Extract a planning and scheduling problem from a practical problem description
2.Formulate and model a Linear-Programming or Mixed-Integer-Linear Programming problem in terms of a suitable modeling language
3.Identify a suitable solution method (for simple systems a solver, for larger systems heuristics)
4.Implement the solution methods in a solver or programming language
5.Design heuristics and evaluate performance
6.Interpret results and perform sensitivity analysis
7.Read academic papers on scheduling and implement the ideas.
Omschrijving Planning and scheduling concerns decision-making processes that are used on a regular basis in various manufacturing and service industries. The planning and scheduling functions in a company rely on mathematical techniques and heuristic methods to allocate limited resources to the activities that have to be done. This allocation of resources has to be done in such a way that the company achieves its goals. This course focuses on key concepts, methods, tools and best practices of planning and scheduling in manufacturing and services applications. We cover project management and machine/job shop scheduling, economic lot size scheduling and timetabling in transportation. The course illustrates how to apply linear programming and mixed-integer-linear-programming to formulate various planning and scheduling problems in practice and demonstrates how to use solvers and/or heuristics to obtain good solutions and perform analysis. The course offers an excellent start for students that aim for a master project and/or career with the application of planning and scheduling.
The course will be demanding at times, and will require a good preparation of all students. In particular, we require that students are able or willing to learn to use mathematical notation, the Excel solver, and programming in JavaScript.
Uren per week 5
Onderwijsvorm bijeenkomst(en), hoorcolleges, werkcolleges
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
(Individual assignments in week 2, 3, 5)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. W.M.C. van Wezel
Docent(en) dr. W.M.C. van Wezel ,dr. X. Zhu
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services, 2nd edition, Springer. Pinedo, Michael L. 9781441909091 ca. €  65,00
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Industrial Engineering and Management  (Optional technical PTL modules) - semester I b Elective PLE
MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM  (keuzevakken MSc TOM) 1 semester I b keuze