Title: Performance analysis of scheduling rules in resource-constrained multiple projects

Authors: Balasubramanian Kanagasabapathi, Chandrasekharan Rajendran, Kuppuswamy Ananthanarayanan

Addresses: Building Technology and Construction Management Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai – 600 036, India. ' Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai – 600 036, India. ' Building Technology and Construction Management Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai – 600 036, India

Abstract: In the Resource-Constrained Multi-Project Scheduling (RCMPS) literature, studies on scheduling involving the minimisation of the maximum tardiness of multiple projects are rather limited. This paper, therefore, analyses the performance of the existing and newly proposed scheduling rules in the static RCMPS environment by considering performance measures involving Mean Tardiness (MT) and the Maximum Tardiness (MaxT) of projects. The present work evaluates scheduling rules that consider project due-dates, operation/activity duration times, operation/activity due-dates, project slack and activity slack, and presents the results of performance evaluation.

Keywords: scheduling rules; multi-project scheduling; tardiness; resource constraints; performance evaluation; multiple projects; duration times; due dates; project slack; activity slack.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2009.024156

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2009 Vol.4 No.5, pp.502 - 535

Available online: 27 Mar 2009 *

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