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Critical-Path Planning and Scheduling: Mathematical Basis

Critical-Path Planning and Scheduling: Mathematical Basis This paper is concerned with establishing the mathematical basis of the Critical-Path Methoda new tool for planning, scheduling, and coordinating complex engineering-type projects. The essential ingredient of the technique is a mathematical model that incorporates sequence information, durations, and costs for each component of the project. It is a special parametric linear program that, via the primal-dual algorithm, may be solved efficiently by network flow methods. Analysis of the solutions of the model enables operating personnel to answer questions concerning labor needs, budget requirements, procurement and design limitations, the effects of delays, and communication difficulties. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Operations Research INFORMS

Critical-Path Planning and Scheduling: Mathematical Basis

Operations Research , Volume 9 (3): 25 – Jun 1, 1961
25 pages

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INFORMS
Copyright
Copyright © INFORMS
Subject
Research Article
ISSN
0030-364X
eISSN
1526-5463
DOI
10.1287/opre.9.3.296
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Abstract

This paper is concerned with establishing the mathematical basis of the Critical-Path Methoda new tool for planning, scheduling, and coordinating complex engineering-type projects. The essential ingredient of the technique is a mathematical model that incorporates sequence information, durations, and costs for each component of the project. It is a special parametric linear program that, via the primal-dual algorithm, may be solved efficiently by network flow methods. Analysis of the solutions of the model enables operating personnel to answer questions concerning labor needs, budget requirements, procurement and design limitations, the effects of delays, and communication difficulties.

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Operations ResearchINFORMS

Published: Jun 1, 1961

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