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I think this is common for a lot of projects, as you can't predict everything. Idefinitely see the tools as something to keep the train moving, but they won'tget the train there all by itself.v/r,Shane Neubauer
3/6/2016Collection – MBA675T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...;13/28(Post is Read)ShaneThread:Neubauer Q6Post:RE: Neubauer Q6Author:Posted Date:February 22, 2016 7:20 PMStatus:Published(Post is Read)I think that the quote that you saw on the site is a very spot on comment. Thisis especially true as companies grow and expand. The more they requiresystems to stay in touch with their customers and communicate within, themore important it is for them to have a great scheduling support team andsoftware. I think that the company has the right focuses. I would be anxious tohear some success stories and get on and read reviews. Speaking to what needsto be done and then doing it better than anyone else are two very differentthings. It sounds like that are a great support partner from what I can tellthough!Bryan SonesThread:Q 15 Slack VariablesPost:Q 15 Slack VariablesAuthor:Posted Date:February 20, 2016 3:51 PMStatus:PublishedSlack VariablesIn linear programming, a formula is presented in which an inequality definesthe graphical limits. For example Ax > b might be the formula of a line, where xis 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 ratherthan an inequality. Ax + A1x1 + A2x2 s = b would subtract an extra value tomake the equation equal to b. The s would be the slack, which can be viewed asextra time or a deficiency of capacity utilization.An example of using slack is to have a constraint on processing automobiles inwhich seat covers take longer to process than seat foams.Let the original equation be x(SeatCovers) + y(SeatFoams) < 15 minutes pervehicle. If x is the amount of time that it takes to make seat covers and y is theamount of time it takes to make seat foams, this would mean that it should takeSue Smithee
3/6/2016Collection – MBA675T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...;14/28(Post is Read)less than fifteen minutes to make seat covers and seat foams for one vehicle. Ifan equal amount of seat covers and seat foams need to be processed for eachvehicle, the constraint would be SeatCover + SeatFoam SeatFoamSlack = Seatsfor one vehicle. The equation would be x(SeatCovers) + y(SeatFoams) (SeatFoamSlack) = 15 minutes.