Using simulation and reliability concepts to set starting times in multitask projects with a common deadline
Tipo de documentoComunicación de congreso
Fecha de publicación2017
Condiciones de accesoAcceso abierto
In production and transportation logistics, it is frequent to have projects in which different tasks must be processed in parallel and completed before a common deadline. Usually, it is not desirable to assign scarce resources to a new project earlier than strictly necessary, since they might be currently occupied in other projects. When these tasks have random completion times, some natural questions arise: (i) how much can we delay the starting time of each task in the new project so that it can be completed by the deadline with a given probability? and (ii) how to compute these ‘optimal’ starting times when not all tasks need to be necessarily finished to consider the project as completed? This paper proposes a hybrid approach, combining reliability concepts with simulation and optimization techniques, to support decision makers in finding the optimal starting times for each task under the described uncertainty scenario.
CitaciónJuan, Á., Calvet , L., Serrat, C., Hatami, S. Using simulation and reliability concepts to set starting times in multitask projects with a common deadline. A: European Modeling and Simulation Symposium. "Proceedings of the European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, 2017". 2017, p. 227-232.