International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Handbook of Production Scheduling

Editors: Herrmann, Jeffrey W. (Ed.)

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The HANDBOOK OF PRODUCTION SCHEDULING concentrates on real-world production scheduling in factories and industrial settings. It includes industry case studies that use innovative techniques as well as academic research results that can be used to improve real-world production scheduling. Its purpose is to present scheduling principles, advanced tools, and examples of innovative scheduling systems to persons who could use this information to improve production scheduling in their own organization.

The intended audience includes: production and plant managers, industrial engineers, operations research practitioners, advanced undergraduate/ graduate students and faculty studying and doing research in operations research and industrial engineering.

The handbook provides a range and variety of real-world scheduling issues and analyses. Some of the areas covered are as follows:

  • production scheduling processes as complex decision-making systems;
  • the key concepts in master production scheduling and the techniques that are useful for finding better solutions;
  • practical approaches to important supply chain scheduling problems;
  • the use of mathematical programming to solve large production scheduling problems at one of the world's largest mines;
  • guidelines for work-rest scheduling, personnel scheduling, job rotation scheduling, cross-training, as well as group and team work.

The motivation for this book is the desire to bridge the gap between scheduling theory and practice. Therefore, these practical analyses are provided to help researchers and students solve scheduling problems by focusing on real world scheduling systems that will benefit from improvement.

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From the reviews:

"Herrmann’s book describes in detail new production-scheduling problems and challenges. … this book is an excellent tool for use as a reference book for readers who wish to build new production-scheduling procedures. … I think this is an interesting book about production scheduling and related issues for use by many students, professionals, professors, and researchers to learn the key concepts about this topic. Therefore, I consider this work as a valuable reference for graduate students or researchers interested in production scheduling in a wider sense." (Javier Faulin, Interfaces, Vol. 38 (3), 2008)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • A History of Production Scheduling

    Jeffrey W. Herrmann

    Pages 1-22

  • The Human Factor in Planning and Scheduling

    Kenneth N. McKay, Vincent C. S. Wiers

    Pages 23-57

  • Organizational, Systems and Human Issues in Production Planning, Scheduling and Control

    Bart MacCarthy

    Pages 59-90

  • Decision-Making Systems in Production Scheduling

    Jeffrey W. Herrmann

    Pages 91-108

  • Scheduling and Simulation

    John W. Fowler, Lars Mönch, Oliver Rose

    Pages 109-133

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.00
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Softcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4111-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Production Scheduling
Editors
  • Jeffrey W. Herrmann
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
89
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33117-1
DOI
10.1007/0-387-33117-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-33115-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4111-4
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 320
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