A Decision support tool for production scheduling
Okullu, Andrew Robert
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A decision support tool for production scheduling, will assist the low level managers in their daily tasks of production scheduling. Several criteria influence the requirements for this tool, namely: the preferences of the pharmaceutical industry, the number of products to be produced and the orders that have to be scheduled as well as the presentation of specific information. Unfortunately, scheduling is very complex, especially when done manually and centrally by an individual. To mitigate the problems caused by this complexity, a decision support tool for production scheduling for the implementation of scheduling system is presented in this study, which integrates various scheduling techniques. Specifically this system allows for web access to the tool through an intranet based on the user rights and permissions. The scheduling information stored in a central server. All the services provided by this system, have been made available on the oragnisations intranet. The prototype was implemented using HTML, CSS, PHP and MYSQL. This scheduling tool can be adopted for use in industries, schools,hospitals and other institutions that require to schedule production.