Dynamic multi-mode resource-constrained multi-project scheduling problem with weighted earliness and tardiness: a real-life boutique furniture implementation

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Ruhlusaraç M., Çalışkan F.

Business & Management Studies: An International Journal, vol.10, no.3, pp.1095-1117, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Real-life project scheduling environments are often dynamic and subject to disruption. Early or late completion of interrupted projects can create costs for the business. At the same time, there is an alternative to producing multiple projects at multiple different costs. In this study, a new mixed integer linear programming model that minimizes the sum of weighted earliness and tardiness penalties and mode selection costs is proposed to solve the real-life problem faced by a boutique furniture company. A proposed dynamic model also considers the cost of deviation from the baseline schedule in case disruption scenarios corrupt the resulting baseline schedule. The problems are solved with the CPLEX solver using the GAMS program. The results show that the interruption scenarios partially change the baseline schedule and increase the total cost. In case of more than one interruption in the same schedule, the number of late completed activities and their delay times increased.