Operations and Project Scheduling

Different types of environments have different scheduling needs and require different techniques. For example, scheduling in low-volume environments usually involves the use of priority rules.

On pages 555–569 of the Operations Management text, the authors describe various approaches to operations scheduling.

  • How are these similar to or different from project time management tools and techniques?
  • Compare the purpose of Gantt charts for project scheduling to those used for operations scheduling. Can they be used interchangeably? If so, how? If not, why?
  • In what ways can scheduling methods be used to manage risk in projects? In operations?
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