Ch 18: Scheduling in Operations Management

About This Chapter

The lessons of this chapter seek to help you learn about the importance of planning and scheduling in business. You can view the lessons as brief videos and/or read their accompanying transcripts to absorb the information however suits you best.

Scheduling in Operations Management - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The Scheduling in Operations Management chapter explains schedule sequencing, operations scheduling and advanced planning. It also explores the use of assignments in scheduling. This chapter could teach you more about:

  • Bar graphs
  • Gantt charts
  • Employee scheduling
  • Lean production

Video Objective
Scheduling: Objectives and Assignments Discuss the purpose of scheduling.
Schedule Sequencing and Sequencing Rules Explore sequencing guidelines.
Gantt Charts and Bar Graphs: Henry Gantt's Contributions to Management Discover how these charts are used in the scheduling process.
Operations Scheduling: Input and Output Control Discuss gateway work centers, backlogs and downstream work centers.
Advanced Planning and Scheduling: Use and Constraints Explore aspects of advanced planning and scheduling.
The Theory of Constraints Differentiate between lean production and the theory of constraints.
Employee Scheduling: Methods and Issues Learn about different techniques for scheduling employees.

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