TY - JOUR

T1 - Modeling and solution algorithm for project scheduling problem considering man-hour under uncertainty

AU - Kitamura, Takumi

AU - Shiina, Takayuki

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
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PY - 2021

Y1 - 2021

N2 - Projects are often executed under uncertain circumstances and require prior decisions that take uncertainty into account. Among them, the schedule of the initial plan and the plan for additional decisions corresponding to the uncertainties become important. In this study, we developed a mathematical model of a two-stage stochastic programming problem considering time and cost tradeoffs and crushing, which are important in project scheduling. An effective solution using a stochastic integer linear model and a moment matching method was presented for DTCTP-C with random fluctuations. In project management, the duration of a job is determined by the man-hour and the amount of resources required for the job. The duration can be shortened by increasing the amount of additional resources utilized. The cost increases according to the the amount of resources used. This problem is referred to as the Time/Cost Trade-off Problem (TCTP). In this study, the relation between time and cost is represented by an inverse proportional curve. We present a solution to the Stochastic Discrete TCTP-Curve (SDTCTP-C) in which the duration of the job is defined as a random variable. It may also be necessary to study mathematical models that require multiple resources. Future prospects include expanding the model to take into account the amount of resources available at each time period. Furthermore, by reducing the difference between the maximum number of resources used and the minimum number of resources used to the furthest possible extent, it can be said that more realistic scheduling can be performed.

AB - Projects are often executed under uncertain circumstances and require prior decisions that take uncertainty into account. Among them, the schedule of the initial plan and the plan for additional decisions corresponding to the uncertainties become important. In this study, we developed a mathematical model of a two-stage stochastic programming problem considering time and cost tradeoffs and crushing, which are important in project scheduling. An effective solution using a stochastic integer linear model and a moment matching method was presented for DTCTP-C with random fluctuations. In project management, the duration of a job is determined by the man-hour and the amount of resources required for the job. The duration can be shortened by increasing the amount of additional resources utilized. The cost increases according to the the amount of resources used. This problem is referred to as the Time/Cost Trade-off Problem (TCTP). In this study, the relation between time and cost is represented by an inverse proportional curve. We present a solution to the Stochastic Discrete TCTP-Curve (SDTCTP-C) in which the duration of the job is defined as a random variable. It may also be necessary to study mathematical models that require multiple resources. Future prospects include expanding the model to take into account the amount of resources available at each time period. Furthermore, by reducing the difference between the maximum number of resources used and the minimum number of resources used to the furthest possible extent, it can be said that more realistic scheduling can be performed.

KW - Project scheduling

KW - Stochastic programming

KW - Time/cost trade-off problem

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U2 - 10.11221/jima.72.37

DO - 10.11221/jima.72.37

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85107368754

VL - 72

SP - 37

EP - 45

JO - Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association

JF - Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association

SN - 0386-4812

IS - 1

ER -