A multi-resource leveling algorithm for project networks.
McMasters, Alan W.
Howard, Gilbert T.
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This thesis presents a modification and extension to the Burgess and Killebrew heuristic resource leveling procedure for project networks. In contrast to previous algorithms appearing in the literature, the objective function of this algorithm is the minimization of the sum of the squared errors in each time period (deviations around the mean usage) of all resources over the duration of the project. This objective function continues the search for an improved schedule beyond that of previous algorithms with their associated objective functions. One important feature is that the algorithm tends to reduce the number of periods that a resource is idle during its duration on the project.
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