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I think this is common for a lot of projects, as you can't predict everything. I definitely see the tools as something to keep the train moving, but they won't get the train there all by itself. v/r, Shane Neubauer
3/6/2016 Collection – MBA675­T303 Operations & Logistics in the (... ; 13/28 (Post is Read) Shane Thread: Neubauer ­ Q6 Post: RE: Neubauer ­ Q6 Author: Posted Date: February 22, 2016 7:20 PM Status: Published (Post is Read) I think that the quote that you saw on the site is a very spot on comment. This is especially true as companies grow and expand. The more they require systems to stay in touch with their customers and communicate within, the more important it is for them to have a great scheduling support team and software. I think that the company has the right focuses. I would be anxious to hear some success stories and get on and read reviews. Speaking to what needs to be done and then doing it better than anyone else are two very different things. It sounds like that are a great support partner from what I can tell though! Bryan Sones Thread: Q 15 Slack Variables Post: Q 15 Slack Variables Author: Posted Date: February 20, 2016 3:51 PM Status: Published Slack Variables In linear programming, a formula is presented in which an inequality defines the graphical limits. For example Ax > b might be the formula of a line, where x is non ­ negative (x > 0). Constraints on this formula are limitations, for example Ax + A1x1 + A2x2 < b. Surplus and slack allow us to turn this algebraic formula into an equation rather than an inequality. Ax + A1x1 + A2x2 ­ s = b would subtract an extra value to make the equation equal to b. The s would be the slack, which can be viewed as extra time or a deficiency of capacity utilization. An example of using slack is to have a constraint on processing automobiles in which seat covers take longer to process than seat foams. Let the original equation be x(SeatCovers) + y(SeatFoams) < 15 minutes per vehicle. If x is the amount of time that it takes to make seat covers and y is the amount of time it takes to make seat foams, this would mean that it should take Sue Smithee
3/6/2016 Collection – MBA675­T303 Operations & Logistics in the (... ; 14/28 (Post is Read) less than fifteen minutes to make seat covers and seat foams for one vehicle. If an equal amount of seat covers and seat foams need to be processed for each vehicle, the constraint would be SeatCover + SeatFoam ­ SeatFoamSlack = Seats for one vehicle. The equation would be x(SeatCovers) + y(SeatFoams) ­ (SeatFoamSlack) = 15 minutes.