73-220-Lecture06 - LinearProgramming: ApplicationsII 73220...

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1 Linear Programming: Applications II 73-220 Lecture 06
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2 Agenda Review for Last Class Understand the standard approaches to LP formulation  both mathematically and in spreadsheet. Portfolio selection Make-or-buy problem More Applications Staff scheduling Blending problem Next Class
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3 Staff Scheduling: Background Many service facilities (e.g., a hospital or a toll bridge) or service systems (e.g., a public transit system or a police force) operate 24 hours a day and/or 7 days a week. In a personnel scheduling problem, a manager of such a service facility or system must decide how to assign personnel to each of a variety of alternative work schedules so as to meet workforce requirements at minimal payroll costs. To illustrate a personnel scheduling problem, consider the following scenario:
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4 Staff Scheduling: Problem Statement Among his personnel scheduling duties as administrator at St. Andrew’s Nursing Home for Retirees, Peter is responsible for scheduling the workshifts of St. Andrew’s registered nurses (RNs). The scheduling
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course FINANCE 101 taught by Professor Chan during the Spring '11 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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73-220-Lecture06 - LinearProgramming: ApplicationsII 73220...

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