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Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems

Dynamic and Stochastic Multi-Project Planning

Authors: Melchiors, Philipp

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  • Introduces new analytical models for optimal multi-project management based on decision rules in dynamic-stochastic environments
  • Presents new insights into the structure of optimal policies
  • Describes extensive experimental investigations into the performance of well-known heuristics for multi-project scheduling in dynamic-stochastic environments
  • Introduces new approaches for high quality computing policies which outperform existing heuristic policies
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This book deals with dynamic and stochastic methods for multi-project planning. Based on the idea of using queueing networks for the analysis of dynamic-stochastic multi-project environments this book addresses two problems: detailed scheduling of project activities, and integrated order acceptance and capacity planning. In an extensive simulation study, the book thoroughly investigates existing scheduling policies. To obtain optimal and near optimal scheduling policies new models and algorithms are proposed based on the theory of Markov decision processes and Approximate Dynamic programming. Then the book presents a new model for the effective computation of optimal policies based on a Markov decision process. Finally, the book provides insights into the structure of optimal policies.

About the authors

Philipp Melchiors is a consultant for an Operations Research focused consulting company. Prior to his current position he worked as research and teaching assistant at the TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München. During this time he wrote his Ph.D. thesis on "Dynamic and stochastic multi-project planning".

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamic and Stochastic Multi-Project Planning
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
Series Volume
673
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04540-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04540-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-04539-9
Series ISSN
0075-8442
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 204
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations
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