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Rotating Workforce Scheduling
Linköping University, Department of Mathematics, Optimization . Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Several industries use what is called rotating workforce scheduling. This often means that employees are needed around the clock seven days a week, and that they have a schedule which repeats itself after some weeks. This thesis gives an introduction to this kind of scheduling and presents a review of previous work done in the field. Two different optimization models for rotating workforce scheduling are formulated and compared, and some examples are created to demonstrate how the addition of soft constraints to the models affects the scheduling outcome. Two large realistic cases, with constraints commonly used in many industries, are then presented. The schedules are in these cases analyzed in depth and evaluated. One of the models excelled as it provides good results within a short time limit and it appears to be a worthy candidate for rotating workforce scheduling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 61 p.
, LITH-MAT-EX, 2015:08
Keyword [en]
Optimization, Rotating schedules, Cyclical scheduling
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122507ISRN: LITH-MAT-EX--2015/08--SEOAI: diva2:867722
Available from: 2015-11-06 Created: 2015-11-06 Last updated: 2015-11-06Bibliographically approved

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