Accession Number : AD0629229

Title :   AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF SCHEDULING DECISION BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note : Management sciences research rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE INST OF TECH PITTSBURGH PA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Kriebel,C. H. ; Fox,P. D.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This paper reports on an empirical study of schedule sequencing and develops a model which describes certain aspects of the decision-making behavior of a manager in a New England manufacturing firm. The production scheduling decision for which the manager is responsible is critical to the company's profitable operation, recurs daily, and can be programmed in the form of a decision rule. The model estimated provides a mechanism for predicting the manager's behavior with reasonable accuracy. Scheduling decision performance is discussed in terms of optimal and consistent behavior under the rule. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, PRODUCTION CONTROL), (*PRODUCTION CONTROL, DECISION MAKING), SCHEDULING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MODEL THEORY, MANAGEMENT

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE