Manpower Allocation with Time Windows and Job-Teaming Constraints
In this work, we study manpower allocation with time windows and job-teaming constraints. A set of jobs at dispersed locations requires teams of different types of workers where each job must be carried out in a preestablished time window and requires a specific length of time for completion. A job is satisfied if the required composite team can be brought together at the job's location for the required duration within the job's time window. The objective is to minimize a weighted sum of the total number of workers and the total traveling time. We show that construction heuristics used with simulated annealing is a good approach to solving this NP-hard problem. In experiments, this approach is compared with solutions found using CPLEX and with lower bounds obtained from a network flow model.
manpower scheduling, teams, simulated annealing
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Naval Research Logistics
LI, Yanzhi; LIM, Andrew; and RODRIGUES, Brian.
Manpower Allocation with Time Windows and Job-Teaming Constraints. (2005). Naval Research Logistics. 52, (4), 302-311. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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