The concept of a Critical Path Scheduling Tableau is introduced
as an integrating tool for solving industrial engineering problems
involving the application of transitive graphs.
The Tableau is a combination of a precedence matrix and a
boundary time table which may be used to construct graphical representations
for critical path...
The utilization of historical data is suggested as an approach to
solving some of the difficulties involved in the estimating of activity
durations in critical path scheduling.
The historical data presented show the effects of various
weather conditions upon the performance of human labor and mechanical
equipment. When combined with...
Critical Path Budgeting is introduced as an integrating tool for
project planning, coordination, and control. Through a synthesis of
budgeting and critical path scheduling, it is possible to treat the time
and cost variables of a project explicitly. Thus, one can analyze the
behavior of the firm as an approximation...
Systems Tableau is suggested as a convenient tool for the
integration of the three phases of systems theory: the synthesis of
a model from the analysis of a system; the evaluation of the model;
and the decision-making process for the design and control of the
From a basic...
A machine capable of demonstrating and solving queueing
problems is useful to any systems engineer. This paper describes
a successful queueing simulator constructed from readily available
materials. The machine is easy to operate, portable, and simple
enough to be built in any well equipped machine shop.
The educational values of...
A single item is to be produced over a given number of time
periods to satisfy the future requirements which are subject to fluctuations.
The production rate and work force level for each time
period are to be decided in order to minimize the production cost
where the costs for...
Industrial training in the Fashion Apparel Industry
is confronted with difficult objectives. In this industry,
continual style and fabric change challenge the effectiveness
of conventional industrial training techniques and concepts.
To meet this challenge, the "Self-Help" training
concept was developed. "Self-Help" centers around the
philosophy of training sewing machine operators...
In this thesis a system analysis compares power development
plans for the 1980 decade in the Mekong countries i.e. Laos, Thailand
Cambodia, and South Vietnam. Given the decision to invest in power
development, an economic evaluation is made of complete system
developments rather than just hydro or thermal plants. The...
A market survey of aluminum users' purchasing
policies and the concept of opportunity costs are combined
in a quantitative decision model designed to
assist aluminum suppliers' efforts in directing products
and services improvements.
The opportunity cost, as the percentage of business
forgone, is determined for seven criteria representing
The behavior of individuals in decision making under risk was
investigated using choice structures of greater complexity than the
types examined in previous studies. The experiment performed consisted
of two phases. In Phase I a basic utility function for money
was derived for each subject using lotteries with two equally...