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A History of Decision-Making Tools for Production Scheduling

Jeffrey W. Herrmann
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research
University of Maryland


Production scheduling is an important decision-making process that has embraced technology as computers and information systems became cheaper and easier to use. The history of production scheduling is not one of replacing human decision-makers with algorithms, however. This paper provides a historical perspective on the decision support tools that have been developed to improve production scheduling.

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Copyright Notice: This paper has been accepted for publication at the 2005 Multidisciplinary Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications, New York, July 18-21, 2005. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint or republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the copyright holder.

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