Title: Heuristic procedures for generating stable project baseline schedules
Authors: Van de Vonder, S
Demeulemeester, Erik
Herroelen, Willy
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: K.U.Leuven - Departement toegepaste economische wetenschappen
Series Title: DTEW Research Report 0516 pages:1-22
Abstract: Solution robust project scheduling is a growing research field aiming at constructing proactive schedules to cope with multiple disruptions during project execution. When stochastic activity durations are considered, including time buffers between activities is a proven method to improve the stability of a baseline schedule. This paper introduces multiple algorithms to include time buffers in a given schedule while a predefined project due date remains respected. Multiple efficient heuristic and meta-heuristic procedures are proposed to allocate buffers throughout the schedule. An extensive simulation-based analysis of the performance of all algorithms is given. The impact of the activity duration variance structure on the performance is discussed in detail.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IR
Appears in Collections:Research Center for Operations Management, Leuven

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