Operations Management Study Set 1

Business

Quiz 17 :

Scheduling

Quiz 17 :

Scheduling

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Job shop scheduling is also known as shop floor control.
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Explain what sequencing is and use rules and quantitative tools for optimizing the sequence of jobs processed through one or two workstations.
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Sequencing is the process of prioritizing jobs and determining the processing order. See Section 17.3 for examples of sequencing jobs through one or two workstations.

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The process of assigning work to limited resources is known as scheduling.
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The process of prioritizing jobs that have been assigned to a resource is called sequencing.
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Scheduling specifies when labour, equipment and facilities are needed to produce a product.
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Scheduling is considered the last stage of the planning process.
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The wide variety of jobs in a job shop makes scheduling difficult.
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Job-shop scheduling is usually performed by skilled machine operators.
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Describe scheduling techniques and list the objectives of scheduling.
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Explain what loading is and use the assignment method to load work on to limited resources.
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Determining the optimal allocation of jobs to machines or workers can be solved using the assignment method of linear programming.
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Gantt charts show the planned and yet to be completed activities against total activities.
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The scheduling function for mass production and job shop production are basically the same.
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Use a heuristic to schedule workers and explain the capabilities provided by employee scheduling software.
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Sequencing involves determining the order in which jobs are released to the shop floor.
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Managers typically use multiple objectives when constructing a schedule.
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The sequence in which jobs should be processed is determined by using the linear programming.
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Use several methods to monitor the progress of jobs in a job shop environment.
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Explain the basics of finite scheduling, and use the theory of constraints procedure to schedule multiple jobs through multiple workstations.
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Minimizing overtime is one of several objectives that could be considered when constructing a schedule.
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