Pinedo, Michael Statistics and Operations Research Department, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, New York.
Seshadri, Sridhar Operations Management Department, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, New York.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Application domains
- Computational complexity and algorithms
- Scheduling system design
- Economic impact
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A decision-making function that plays an important role in most manufacturing and service industries. Scheduling is applied in procurement and production, in transportation and distribution, and in information processing and communication. A scheduling function typically uses mathematical optimization techniques or heuristic methods to allocate limited resources to the processing of tasks.
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