Planning and Optimizing Projects for MRO

Abstract:

Article Preview

This paper addresses some difficulties common in planning and scheduling work in the MRO industries. We present a solution developed based on Microsoft Project Server for managing and optimizing the deployment of critical resources so as to maximize the project profits. We discuss the methods for managing of multiple projects based on enterprise shared resources, identifying the critical chain for multiple projects, and optimizing their makespans and costs with constrained resources using overtime and outsourcing strategies. We present some results to show the viability and efficiency of the solution in an MRO environment. Several potential research issues are identified and discussed for future research.

Info:

Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 447-448)

Edited by:

Jianhong Zhao, Masanori Kunieda, Guilin Yang and Xue-Ming Yuan

Pages:

336-340

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.447-448.336

Citation:

A. N. Zhang et al., "Planning and Optimizing Projects for MRO", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 447-448, pp. 336-340, 2010

Online since:

September 2010

Export:

Price:

$35.00

[1] Y. Kwok, I. Ahmad, Benchmarking the Task Graph Scheduling Algorithms, ipps, 12th. International Parallel Processing Symposium, pp.0531-0535, (1998).

DOI: 10.1109/ipps.1998.669967

[2] Kelley, J. E., Jr., and M. R. Walker, Critical-Path Planning and Scheduling: An Introduction, Mauchly Associates, Inc., Ambler, Pa., pp.160-173, (1959).

[3] Rene A. Yamin and David J. Harmelink, Comparison of Linear Scheduling Model (LSM) and Critical Path Method (CPM), J. Constr. Engrg. and Mgmt. 127(5), pp.374-381, (2001).

DOI: 10.1061/(asce)0733-9364(2001)127:5(374)

[4] H. Liu, Y. Wang, A Method for Multi-project with Resource Constraints Based on Greedy Strategy, icas, Fifth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, 2009, pp.22-27, (2009).

DOI: 10.1109/icas.2009.9

[5] H. Steyn, An investigation into the fundamentals of critical chain project scheduling, International Journal of Project Management, Volume 19, Issue 6, August 2001, pp.363-369, (2001).

DOI: 10.1016/s0263-7863(00)00026-0

[6] Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Critical Chain, (1997) ISBN 0-88427-153-6.

[7] Cox, Jeff; Goldratt, Eliyahu M. The goal: a process of ongoing improvement. Croton-on-Hudson, NY, North River Press. (1986).

[8] G. J. Li, The theoretic basis and views of Critical Chain Management (CCM), Proceedings of 2006 International Conference on Construction & Real Estate Management, Vols 1 and 2 - COLLABORATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE, pp.503-506, (2006).

[9] T. Hegazy, K. Petzold, Genetic optimization for dynamic project control, JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, Vol. 129, Issue 4, (2003).

[10] M. Ranjbar, Solving the resource-constrained project scheduling problem using filter-and-fan approach, APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATION Vol: 201, vIssue: 1-2, pp.313-318, (2008).

DOI: 10.1016/j.amc.2007.12.025

[11] C. Reeves, Modern Heuristic Techniques for Combinatorial Problems, Blackwell, (1993).

[12] T. Shiex, H. Fargier, G. Verfaillie, Valued Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Hard and Easy Problems, Proceedings of IJCAI 95, 631-637, (1995).

[13] Christ, D. K., Introduction and update to theory of constraints project management in aircraft assembly. The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA. (2003).

[14] Goldratt, E. M. Critical chain. Great Barrington, MA: The North River Press. (1998).

[15] M. Vandenbosch, T. Clift, Dramatically reducing cycle times through flash development, Long Range Planning, 35(6), pp.567-89, (2002).

DOI: 10.1016/s0024-6301(02)00156-5

[16] M. Liberatore, B. Pollack-Johnson, Extending project time-cost analysis by removing precedence relationships and task streaming, International Journal of Project Management 24, pp.529-535, (2006).

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2006.04.004

[17] Sherman JD. Optimal models and levels of integration, and the identification of cross-functional coordination deficiencies in concurrent engineering. IEEE Trans Eng Manage, Vol: 51, pp.268-78, (2004).

DOI: 10.1109/tem.2004.830849

[18] S. Sakellaropoulos and A.P. Chassiakos, Project-time cost analysis under generalized precedence relations, Advances in Engineering Software Vol 35, 2004. pp.715-724.

DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2004.03.017

In order to see related information, you need to Login.