(For People Who Really Have to Do It)
Volume I in the Useful Management Series
By Robert E.D. (Gene) Woolsey, Ph.D., F.I.D.S.
with Ruth Maurer, Ph.D.
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"Production Scheduling (For People Who Really Have to Do It)" is a cookbook of quick and dirty methods for solving problems in real-world, no-nonsense production scheduling.
Written by Robert E.D. (Gene) Woolsey, Ph.D., F.I.D.S., with Ruth Maurer, Ph.D., the book is aimed at bottom- to middle-level managers, management in third-world countries, and small businesses where computers are either too expensive or labor is too cheap or too uneducated to justify anything but the use of common sense.
The authors discuss several methods of production scheduling. At the end of each method there is a "political discussion" covering the political good news and bad news a person might run into when using that particular method. Every other chapter is a political chapter. These chapters discuss political realities with guidance and/or one or more war stories of application or misapplication of the previously covered techniques for the amusement and edification of the user.
This book is dedicated to the idea that if you don't deal with the political problems as well as you deal with the technical problems, the political problems will deal with YOU!
Table of Contents
Preface: Questions and Answers About this Book
Chapter 1. Quick and Dirty Multiple Process Scheduling
The Beginning: The Two-Machine Job Shop
Three-Machine Job Shop (With Dominance)
M-Machine Job Shop, Gupta's Method
Two-Machine Job Shop with Technological Ordering
M-Machine Job Shop with Technological Ordering
Quick and Dirty Methods for Multiple Process Scheduling I
Quick and Dirty Methods for Multiple Process Scheduling II
Multiple Process Scheduling Practice Problems I
Multiple Process Scheduling Practice Problems II
Chapter 2. Obtaining Data You Can Trust
Time and Motion Studies and Other Amusements
Example of a Company Doing It Dead Wrong
Example of a Company That Is Still Learning
Example of a Company Doing It Dead Right
Chapter 3. Quick and Dirty Single Process Scheduling
The Beginning: Treating The Shop As A Single Process
Minimizing the Average Completion Time;
Minimizing The Average Flow Time; Minimizing The Average Waiting Time
Minimizing the Maximum Tardiness
Maximizing the Minimum Tardiness
Minimizing the Number of Late Jobs
Van Drew's Chart
Minimizing the Average Completion Time with Priority;
Minimizing the Average Flow Time with Priority;
Minimizing the Average Waiting Time with Priority
Reducing Maximum Tardiness with Priority
Increasing Minimum Tardiness with Priority
Reducing the Average Completion Time with Precedence;
Reducing the Average Flow Time with Precedence;
Reducing the Average Waiting Time with Precedence
Minimizing Maximum Tardiness with Precedence
Maximizing Minimum Tardiness with Precedence
Minimizing Set-Up, Tear-down Time on One Process
Quick and Dirty Methods For Single Process Scheduling I
Quick and Dirty Methods For Single Process Scheduling II
Single Process Scheduling Practice Problems I
Single Process Scheduling Practice Problems II
Single Process Scheduling Practice Problems III
Chapter 4. Survival Scheduling with Hodgson's Rule
or See How Those Salesmen Love One Another
Chapter 5. Quick and Dirty Parallel Machine Scheduling
The Beginning: Bedworth & Bailey's Methods
Method 1: Minimizing Mean Flow Time on M Parallel Machines
Method 2: Reducing Makespan and Mean Flow Time on M Parallel Machines
Method 3: Reducing Maximum Tardiness on M Parallel Machines
Method 4: Reducing Tardiness on M Parallel Machines
Method 5: Reducing Number of Late jobs on M Parallel Machines
Quick and Dirty Methods For Parallel Process Scheduling I
Parallel Process Scheduling Practice Problems I
Parallel Process Scheduling Practice Problems II
Chapter 6. Scheduling in the Real World, Final Warnings
Multiple Process Politics
Single Process Politics
Parallel Process Politics
(Computer) Systems and Politics
Final Words: Fredrick Taylor was Right
Getting System Acceptance
Chapter 7. On System Acceptance
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