Thursday, November 13, 2008

Free Online Resources

Free Online Resources
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  Link  Workshop about Integrating Planning into Scheduling 
This workshop is on the general question of how to integrate planning capabilities into scheduling algorithms and frameworks.
  Link  Models and Algorithms for Planning and Scheduling Problems
Fifth Workshop on Models and Algorithms for Planning and Scheduling Problems Proceedings
  Link  Production Scheduling Consultant
Professional Production Scheduling Consultant PhD. Ekrem Duman personal web site, papers and more.
  Link  Manufacturing Planning and Control
Powerpoint slides about Theory of Constraint (TOC) Scheduling, JIT Planning and Scheduling
  Link  Supply Chain Planning With Advanced Planning Systems
Explanation of Advanced Planning Systems (APS):
  Link  Blog
Blog dedicated to production scheduling.
  Link  Planning and Scheduling Papers 
Useful planning and scheduling papers.
  Link  International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling
Papers, tutorials about automated planning and scheduling
  Link  Complexity results for scheduling problems
Complexity classification of scheduling problems.
  Link  Planning Planet
Forums,jobs, surveys about project planning.
  Link  Spreadsheet Scheduling Tutorial
Tutorial is aimed at spreadsheet literate people who are involved in planning and scheduling production activities.
  Link  Impacts of RFID on the Information Exchange in a Retail Supply Chain
Impacts of RFID on the Information Exchange in a Retail Supply Chain (2006 Thesis)
  Link  Production and Inventory Control
Production and Inventory Control lecture notes from Lehigh University.
  Link  Human computer interaction in production scheduling 
Analysis and design of decision support systems for production scheduling tasks. Ph.D. Thesis, Eindhoven University of Technology Press
  Link  Forecasting Software Survey
OR/MS Today's Forecasting Software Survey
  Link  Applications of optimization with Xpress-MP
Free book to download.Focusing on sixty real day-to-day optimization problems ranging from production and scheduling to telecommunications to economics to personnel management with using XPress-MP.
  Link  The Problem with Planning: The Significance of Theories of Activity for Operations Management
This thesis presents a new approach to understanding operations management in terms of the underlying theories of activity that inform various improvement initiatives and techniques.
  Link  Production Scheduling Concepts Modeling through XML
Abstract: Production scheduling objectives can be better satisfied through the execution of the most suitable methods available for the resolution of each particular problem. In this paper we make a contribution to this through scheduling knowledge m
  Link  XML Specification
The Objective of the consortium is to establish an APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) standard for collaborative manufacturing and to support world-wide manufacturers implementing valuable APS systems. As results of our activities, we hope that
  Link  Optimization of Supply Chain Management in Electronic Commerce Environment
In this thesis, a high level overview of supply chain optimisation methodologies and technologies is given.This supply chain network design model is modified to produce a transportation planning model and further integrated with a production planning
  Link  Scheduling Guide for Program Managers
his introduction to scheduling is for those with some experience in program management, and provides program management personnel with a basic understanding and familiarity with the newest and most effective scheduling methods. There is chapter for p
  Link  Scheduling and Kanban systems
Explains scheduling with Kanban system.
  Link  Improving Production Scheduling
This paper explains different perspectives of production scheduling which are : problem-solving perspective, decision-making perspective, organizational perspective.
  Link  What is Manufacturing Scheduling and Production Planning Software?
An article from Giraffe Production Systems about production scheduling.
Organizations which inretested in scheduling.
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  Link  Planning Engineers Organisation
Organization to encourage and provide certification, education and professionalism in the field of planning and scheduling.
  Link  Best Manufacturing Pratices
Best Manufacturing Pratices organization web site.
  Link  ASAP
The aim of the Automated Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning (ASAP) research group is to conduct research into models, heuristics and algorithms for automatically producing high quality solutions to a variety of real world applications and optimisa
  Link  APICS
APICS builds operations management excellence in individuals and enterprises through superior education and training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.