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Ch 15: Scheduling in Operations Management Overview

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If you're studying for an upcoming exam, preparing a class project or looking to boost your knowledge of operations management scheduling, check out this chapter. Our short lessons address major business studies concepts, including terminologies, business theories, and important individuals.

Scheduling in Operations Management Overview - Chapter Summary

Get a thorough overview of scheduling in operations management by opening up this chapter. Our instructors have organized these lessons to remind you about key details concerning smooth business operations, single process sequencing, Henry Gantt, efficiency increases, and traditional scheduling. By taking the time to complete each lesson in this chapter, you will be prepared to:

  • Describe the assignments and objectives of scheduling
  • Identify the sequencing rules of schedule sequencing
  • Define how to read management bar graphs and charts
  • Compare the output and input controls of operations scheduling
  • Explain the constraints and uses of advanced planning and scheduling
  • Point out the business applications for the theory of constraints
  • Show the issues and methods considered for employee scheduling

Each video lesson focuses on a single concept, covering all the related terms, definitions, graphics, and more. Most of our videos can be completed in about 5-10 minutes. You can watch them in any order and use the video tags on the Timeline to return to key topics. Quizzes at the end of each lesson let you assess your understanding.

5 Lessons in Chapter 15: Scheduling in Operations Management Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Scheduling: Objectives & Assignments

1. Scheduling: Objectives & Assignments

View this lesson to see how a business manager schedules his employees so that the business operates smoothly. Learn why assignments may be necessary to make sure that someone is there to help customers.

Gantt Charts & Bar Graphs: Henry Gantt's Contributions to Management

2. Gantt Charts & Bar Graphs: Henry Gantt's Contributions to Management

This lesson will describe how Henry Gantt revolutionized management practices by providing a graphical representation, also known as the Gantt chart, of work processes that showed scheduling and monitoring projections. Other contributions of Henry Gantt, such as the task and bonus system, will also be discussed.

Operations Scheduling: Input & Output Control

3. Operations Scheduling: Input & Output Control

Certain steps must be followed when it comes to operations scheduling. In this lesson, learn about how operations scheduling helps companies increase their efficiency.

The Theory of Constraints: Business Applications

4. The Theory of Constraints: Business Applications

This lesson will introduce the Theory of Constraints (TOC). It will discuss the application of the TOC to operations in a business through the use of the five steps of the focusing process of improvement.

Employee Scheduling: Methods & Issues

5. Employee Scheduling: Methods & Issues

Watch this video lesson to learn how successful businesses manage their employees through good scheduling that takes care of the needs of both the business and the employees.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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