Tamura, Yasuhiko (1974) Resource levelling. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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For projects where highly skilled workers are needed whose training could take a long time, gradualness in the resource profile could provide the necessary training period. This thesis presents an heuristic procedure for optimal resource levelling achieving a gradual (parabolic) resource distribution. It aims at minimizing the fluctuation of day-to-day resource change using the variance of resource change as the primary index. Mathematically based, this heuristic gives a measure whereby an optimal schedule can be recognized. -- Using the computation procedure for this heuristic a computer programme called BACS (Build-up Activity Chain Scheduler) has been developed which yields an optimal schedule for large projects from data obtained from CPM analysis. This programme is both easy to use and has a short computational time.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 102-103.|
|Department(s):||Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Project management; Critical path analysis; Production control|
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