Investigation of Scheduling Techniques for Uncertain Conditions

TitleInvestigation of Scheduling Techniques for Uncertain Conditions
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsZahid, T, Kühn, M, Völker, M, Schmidt, T
EditorBlecker, T, Kersten, W, Ringle, CM
Title of ProceedingsOperational Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chains
Conference LocationHamburg
ISBN Number978-3-7375-4056-8
Other NumbersISSN (print) 2365-4430, ISSN (online) 2365-5070
KeywordsRobustness, Scheduling, Stochastic, Uncertainty

The traditional methods and techniques employed in operational management
seem unable to provide solutions that can be actually practiced. This insufficiency is
caused by the uncertainties and delays which are faced in practice. The potential
causes of these uncertainties are usually internal (inadequate resources, faults and
breakdowns) and external (material shortfall or low quality) environment. These realizations
have forced researchers in the past decade to find stable solutions which
have ability to remain insensitive to these disturbances and provide solutions which
can be practiced.
The present study investigates the methods adopted to provide such flexible and robust
solutions. The aim is to identify and categorize the methodologies in this nondeterministic
field and compare their performance with the static ones. In addition
to that, a detail analysis of techniques proposed in the literature is delivered, which
implies their limitations, assumptions and applications areas in scheduling.