1st Edition

Human Performance in Planning and Scheduling



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ISBN 9780748409297
Published March 29, 2001 by CRC Press
480 Pages

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Book Description

Understanding how to make the best of human skills and knowledge is essential in the design of technology and jobs, particularly where these involve decision-making and uncertainty. Recent developments have been made in naturalistic decision-making, distributed cognition and situational awareness, particularly with respect to aviation, transport and strategic planning, the nuclear industry and other high-risk industries.
Despite the integration of computer-based support systems in production scheduling in recent years, the reality is that most enterprises consist of reactive re-scheduling, involving a high degree of human involvement. It is often with the insight, knowledge and skills of people that scheduling skills can function with any degree of success.
Human Performance in Planning and Scheduling covers many industries, including clothing, steel, machine tools, paper/board, and the automobile industry. Using international case studies from various manufacturing industries, they highlight the fact that the human scheduler is a pivotal element in the scheduling process. Each section of the book includes an introduction with an overview of the material to follow, clearly identifying themes, discussion points and highlights inter-connections between the authors' work.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE RE-EMERGENCE OF THE DOMAIN
1. Introduction and Context
2. From Anecdotes to Theory Part Two: Field Studies of Planners, Schedulers and Industrial Practice
3. . The Scheduler-Supervisor Relationship: Linking Schedule Generation and Schedule Execution
4. Investigating the Planning and Scheduling System of a Company: A Case Study of a Clothing Manufacturer
5. Accounting for the Human in Scheduling Systems: A Sociotechnical View
6. Capturing and Understanding the Job of a Scheduler in Manufacturing: A Detailed Case Study
7. Human Factors in the Planning and Scheduling of Flexible Manufacturing Systems
8. A Case Study of Scheduling Practice at a Machine Tool Manufacturer
9. Part Three: 9. Design of a Knowledge Based Scheduling System for a Paper/Board Manufacturer
10. Design and Implementation of an Effective Decision Support System: A Case Study in the Steel Industry
11. A Field Test of a Prototype Scheduling System in a Machine Tool Manufacturer
12. Architecture and Interface Aspects of Scheduling Decision Support
13. Designing and Using an Integrated Production Planning System Based on Task Division Between Human and Computer Part Four: Context and Environment for Planning and Scheduling
14. Assessing the Effectiveness of Information for Manufacturing Control
15. Handling Increased Complexity and Product Variety in Automotive Manufacture
16. A Systematic and Sociotechnical Approach for the Design of a Planning and Scheduling System: Towards Controllable Manufacturing Cells
17. A Systems Approach to Human Scheduling
18. The Meaning of Time: A View of Human Planning and Scheduling
19. Ten Years On - A Reflective View of Research on Human Factors in Planning and Scheduling
PART FIVE: DEFINING THE FUTURE RESEARCH DOMAIN
20. A Research Agenda
21. Conclusions
Context
2. From Anecdotes to Theory Part Two: Field Studies of Planners, Schedulers and Industrial Practice
3. The Scheduler-Supervisor Relationship: Linking Schedule Generation and Schedule Execution
4. Investigating the Planning and Scheduling System of a Company: A Case Study of a Clothing Manufacturer
5. Accounting for the Human in Scheduling Systems: A Sociotechnical View
6. Capturing and Understanding the Job of a Scheduler in Manufacturing: A Detailed Case Study
7. Human Factors in the Planning and Scheduling of Flexible Manufacturing Systems
8. A Case Study of Scheduling Practice at a Machine Tool Manufacturer
Part Three:
9. Design of a Knowledge Based Scheduling System for a Paper Board Manufacturer
10. Design and Implementation of an Effective Decision Support System: A Case Study in the Steel Industry
11. A Field Test of a Prototype Scheduling System in a Machine Tool Manufacturer
12. Architecture and Interface Aspects of Scheduling Decision Support
13. Designing and Using an Integrated Production Planning System Based on Task Division Between Human and Computer Part Four: Context and Environment for Planning and Scheduling
14. Assessing the Effectiveness of Information for Manufacturing Control
15. Handling Increased Complexity and Product Variety in Automotive Manufacture
16. A Systematic and Sociotechnical Approach for the Design of a Planning and Scheduling System: Towards Controllable Manufacturing Cells
17. A Systems Approach to Human Scheduling
18. The Meaning of Time: A View of Human Planning and Scheduling
19. Ten Years On - A Reflective View of Research on Human Factors in Planning and Scheduling Part Five: Defining the Future Research Domain
20. A Research Agenda
21. Conclusions

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