Tactical Resource Allocation for Efficient Resource Utilization

Reference number
Coordinator GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB - Avd 9510
Funding from Vinnova SEK 5 800 000
Project duration November 2017 - December 2022
Status Ongoing
Venture National Aeronautical Research Program 7
Call 2017-02942-en

Purpose and goal

The ability to efficiently use the company’s production system while volumes and product mix changes needs to be improved. Tactical resource allocation, i.e. the process to allocate processing operations to production resources while performing resource and capacity planning, therefore has been identified as an important success factor in maximizing resource utilization. The goal with the project is to develop decision support that facilitates significantly improved utilization of available resources without affecting logistical performance indicators in a negative way.

Expected results and effects

The project is expected to lead to an improved understanding of which parameters and constraints that are important while allocating products to production resources, but also to methods and models that demonstrate how future production can be allocated to existing or future production resources. This is expected to lead to improved decision making within several areas, primarily within tactical resource allocation, but also for quotation and when investments in new resources are evaluated.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will be carried through as multidisciplinary PhD-project (between applied optimization and logistics). It will start by defining relevant requirements which will be analyzed in order simplify the problem. The purpose of this simplification is to make the problem reasonable complex without losing relevance to the planning problem at hand. A literature study will be conducted in parallel, to establish model candidates for the optimization algorithm. These will then be analyzed and evaluated, and the best candidate will be used to formulate the planning algorithm.

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Last updated 25 January 2019

Reference number 2017-04845

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