The book is devoted to structural issues, algorithms, and applications of resource allocation problems in project management. Special emphasis is given to a unifying framework within which a large variety of project scheduling problems can be treated. Those problems involve general temporal constraints among project activities, different types of scarce resources, and a broad class of regular and nonregular objective functions ranging from time-based and financial to resource levelling functions. The diversity of the models proposed allows for covering many features arising in scheduling applications beyond the field of project management such as short-term production planning in the manufacturing or process industries.
Table of ContentsModels and Basic Concepts.- Relations, Schedules, and Objective Functions.- Relaxation-Based Algorithms.- Constructive Algorithms.- Supplements.- Applications.- Conclusions.