Human aspects of scheduling : a case study
Author(s)Boasson, Yishai, 1973-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.
John S. Carroll.
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This work presents a look at real-life production-floor scheduling, comparing and contrasting it to both normative OR theory and Cognitive Psychology theory. Relevant literature in OR, scheduling and psychology is reviewed, and gaps in theory are pointed out, calling for observation of real-life scheduling and for modeling of the cognitive processes underlying such activities. While normative theory and cognitive psychology theory suggest certain behaviors should be observed, a case study conducted with a large manufacturing company reveals real-life scheduling to be different from behavior expected by OR as well as by cognitive psychology. Future research is suggested, which may enable better modeling of human schedulers.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, September 2006.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 64-68).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering Systems Division.