Masters Theses


"In an attempt to simulate a production system a typical company was assumed, and mathematical models of its functions were structured to form a total model. This model was programmed into an IBM 360/50 computer. A program which included seasonal trends and random requirements for various departments was designed that would evaluate all the available alternatives and output the two best production schedules such that operating costs would be minimized and the company labor force would remain nearly constant. These schedules detail the manpower requirements by week, department, line, job and shift.

To accommodate the seasonal trends, various forms of production leveling are programmed into schedule alternatives. To allow for the randomness of the needs of various departments an unusual two-week production scheduling period was introduced into the model. The program was then simulated and the desired results were obtained"--Abstract, page ii.


Swift, Fredrick W.

Committee Member(s)

Wiebe, Henry Allen
Byers, James K.


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


University of Missouri--Rolla

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vii, 100 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 26).


© 1973 Steven Craig Weis, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Production control -- Mathematical models
Production control -- Computer simulation
Engineering design -- Data processing

Thesis Number

T 2934

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