Accession Number : AD0783629

Title :   A Method for Least-Cost Scheduling of Personnel through Training Course Sequences,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Roach,Chris D.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The report presents an algorithm to find the five least-cost sequences for scheduling military personnel through a series of courses where the costs incurred are transportation costs. The algorithm adapts the implicit enumeration approach of integer programming to this pipeline flow problem and will require at least (n - 2.8)n factorial fewer computations than total enumeration, where n is the number of courses. It can also be used to determine the least-cost sequences when mixed travel modes are involved. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Personnel, *Travel time, *Cost analysis, *Decision making, Education, Computer programming, Algorithms, Transportation, Integer programming

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE