Robust Project Scheduling with Two Constrained Resources
Science Journal of Business and Management
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2013, Pages: 19-25
Received: Jun. 5, 2013; Published: Jun. 30, 2013
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Rong-Hwa Huang, Department of Business Administration, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Chang-Lin Yang, Department of Business Administration, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
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Abstract
Distinct from ordinary project scheduling to minimize project completion time, this study conducts robust project scheduling with two resources constraints. In this study, actual start time of each operation is dynamic. The latest finish time minus actual finish time is the slack time available to each operation. The objective of this study is to determine all project operation times and slack times. This study utilized a novel parallel tabu search scheme to simulate multiple CPUs searching for the optimum value. The parallel tabu search outperformed the conventional tabu search in terms of exploration. For model verification, test datasets from the project scheduling problem library (PSPLIB) were adopted. Analytical results show that parallel tabu search exceeded the conventional tabu search in optimizing the objective value.
Keywords
Resource Constraint, Project Scheduling, Parallel Tabu Search, Slack Time, Robustness, Project Completion Time
To cite this article
Rong-Hwa Huang, Chang-Lin Yang, Robust Project Scheduling with Two Constrained Resources, Science Journal of Business and Management. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, pp. 19-25. doi: 10.11648/j.sjbm.20130101.14
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