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Scheduling an R&D project with quality-dependent time slots

Vanhoucke, M; (2006) Scheduling an R&D project with quality-dependent time slots. Lecture Notes in Computer Science , 3982 pp. 621-630. 10.1007/11751595_66.

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce the concept of quality-dependent time slots in the project scheduling literature. Quality-dependent time slots refer to pre-defined time windows where certain activities can be executed under ideal circumstances (optimal level of quality). Outside these time windows, there is a loss of quality due to detrimental effects. The purpose is to select a quality-dependent time slot for each activity, resulting in a minimal loss of quality. The contribution of this paper is threefold. First, we show that an R&D project from the bio-technology sector can be transformed to a resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP). Secondly, we propose an exact search procedure for scheduling this project with the aforementioned quality restrictions. Finally, we test the performance of our procedure on a randomly generated problem set.

Type: Article
Title: Scheduling an R&D project with quality-dependent time slots
DOI: 10.1007/11751595_66
Additional information: file: :Users/mariovanhoucke/Documenten van Mario/Research Folder/Publications (2011)/International peer-reviewed publications/Vanhoucke, LNCS, 2006b.pdf:pdf keywords: A1,branch-and-bound,project management,quality-dependent time slots,resource constrained project scheduling mendeley-tags: A1
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URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1313772
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