Authors: El-Awady Attia; Kouassi Hilaire Edi; Philippe Duquenne
Addresses: LGC UMR-CNRS 5503, PSI Génie Industriel, INPT-ENSIACET, 4 allée Emile Monso BP 44362, Toulouse 31030, Cedex 4, France ' Laboratoire de Mathématique Informatique et Applications, Université Abobo-Adjamé, Abidjan, 21 BP 1288 Abidjan 21, Ivory Coast ' LGC UMR-CNRS 5503, PSI Génie Industriel, INPT-ENSIACET, 4 allée Emile Monso BP 44362, Toulouse 31030, Cedex 4, France
Abstract: At the interface between engineering, economics, social sciences and humanities, industrial engineering aims to provide answers to various sectors of business problems. One of these problems is the adjustment between the workload needed by the work to be realised and the availability of the company resources. The objective of this work is to help to find a methodology for the allocation of flexible human resources in industrial activities planning and scheduling. This model takes into account two levers of flexibility, one related to the working time modulation, and the other to the varieties of tasks that can be performed by a given resource (multi-skilled actor). On the one hand, multi-skilled actors will help to guide the various choices of the allocation to appreciate the impact of these choices on the tasks durations. On the other hand, the working time modulation that allows actors to have a work planning varying according to the workload which the company has to face.
Keywords: multi-skills; working time modulation; flexible resources; resource allocation; modelling; optimisation; work planning; scheduling; genetic algorithms; industrial engineering; human resources.
International Journal of Operational Research, 2012 Vol.14 No.2, pp.221 - 254
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