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Personnel Scheduling in Laboratories Philip Franses1

Summary: Personnel Scheduling in Laboratories
Philip Franses1
and Gerhard Post1,2
ORTEC Consultants BV, Osloweg 131, 9723 BK Groningen, The Netherlands
Department of Mathematical Sciences, University Twente,
P.O.Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Abstract. We describe an assignment problem particular to the per-
sonnel scheduling of organisations such as laboratories. Here we have to
assign tasks to employees. We focus on the situation where this assign-
ment problem reduces to constructing maximal matchings in a set of
interrelated bipartite graphs. We describe in detail how the continuity of
tasks over the week is achieved to suit the wishes of the planner. Finally
we discuss the implementation of the algorithm in the package IPS. Its
main characteristic is the introduction of profiles, which easily allows the
user to steer the algorithm.
1 Introduction
The field of personnel scheduling attracted much attention from researchers. The
type of problems encountered depend heavily on the type of organisation under


Source: Al Hanbali, Ahmad - Department of Applied Mathematics, Universiteit Twente


Collections: Engineering