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Rubber Manufacturing Blog / Business / Scheduling algorithm
Posted:  25 Oct 2012 17:55
I'm wondering what type of scheduling system (IT) or scheduling algorithm people use in situations where they have more machines than people.
We have 40 machines and only 18 people per shift.  Not all the machines have to run every day, 18 people is enough to stay current.  I'm looking for a system to automate the gyrations we're currently going through to match up the people to the correct machines to maximize our on time delivery.
Any thoughts would be helpful.
Thanks, Charlie

Charlie Braun
Posted:  16 Nov 2012 18:26
Charlie, Glenn Nowak, of IQMS, may have an answer for you and his contact is

Troy Nix