Efficient and effective utilization of limited resources : scheduling of MRI development test environment, a case study at Philips Healthcare

Lazarov, B. (2016) Efficient and effective utilization of limited resources : scheduling of MRI development test environment, a case study at Philips Healthcare.

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Abstract:Maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of resource utilization has been always a challenge for the industry. Organizations strive to improve the planning and scheduling of their limited resource and respectfully to increase productivity at lower costs. In the settings of research and development pipeline for complex systems such as MRI, this becomes a real challenge. During the product realization process many unexpected events could cause deviation of the original plan. These could be equipment failure, under- or overestimation of processing time, new task arrival, delay or shortage of materials, shift in priority and many more. The purpose of this master thesis was to find a solution for the resource allocation process of a development test environment. The three main objectives are first, to increase the resource utilization efficiency why maintaining or improving the current levels of effective utilization. Second, the scheduling process has to indicate future improvements on the decision making. Third, the solution has to provide flexibility in order to cope with uncertainty, but it should not significantly disturb schedule stability.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Philips Healthcare, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Information Technology MSc (60025)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69692
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