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Applications of Mathematical Programming in Personnel Scheduling

Rihm, Tom (2017). Applications of Mathematical Programming in Personnel Scheduling. (Thesis). Universität Bern, Bern

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In the few decades of its existence, mathematical programming has evolved into an important branch of operations research and management science. This thesis consists of four papers in which we apply mathematical programming to real-life personnel scheduling and project management problems. We develop exact mathematical programming formulations. Furthermore, we propose effective heuristic strategies to decompose the original problems into subproblems that can be solved effciently with tailored mathematical programming formulations. We opt for solution methods that are based on mathematical programming, because their advantages in practice are a) the exibility to easily accommodate changes in the problem setting, b) the possibility to evaluate the quality of the solutions obtained, and c) the possibility to use general-purpose solvers, which are often the only software available in practice.

Item Type: Thesis
Dissertation Type: Single
Date of Defense: 2017
Additional Information: e-Dissertation (edbe)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations
Institute / Center: 03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Financial Management > Professorship for Quantitative Methods in Business Administration
Depositing User: Admin importFromBoris
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2019 12:57
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 08:25

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