Tag Archives: Scheduling

The Art and Science of Workflow Scheduling for Office/Services


Workflow scheduling in the office/services domain is complicated by the fact that not all of the work can be described plan-side using flowgraphs. Compare CPM (Critical Path Scheduling), a deterministic flowgraph scheduling methodology (where there is one convenient starting start … Continue reading

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Success with job shop operations (Part IV) – Interoperability


Traditional ERP systems were all-inclusive.  This makes for complex software suites with high license fees and long implementation times. No guarantee all modules will be “best of breed”. Researching allows individual modules to be selected on their relative merits but … Continue reading

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Success with job shop operations (Part III) – How to put decision support in-line


Welcome to Part III of a blog series on success with Job Shop Operations. We highlighted in Parts I and II of this blog mini-series the importance of auto-scheduling and orchestration (i.e. guideline) capabilities that come from background BPM (Part I) and … Continue reading

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Success with job shop operations (Part II) – How to collect data at workflow steps


Welcome to part II of a blog series on success with Job Shop Operations. Given an environment capable of providing workflow scheduling facilities (RALB), we can move on to data collection (i.e. monitoring). The purpose of collecting data at workflow … Continue reading

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Success with job shop operations (Part I) – How to increase throughput


Job shop operations involve the conversion of inputs to outputs in environments characterized by low volume orders, custom builds, scarce machines, scarce people and scarce materials. Balancing supply with demand is key for any business – job shop operations are … Continue reading

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