International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering                                                                                   
International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering(IJEME)
ISSN:2225-742X(Print)       ISSN:2226-7344(Online)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jeffrey E. Jarrett (USA)
Impact of Flexibility and Employees’ Preferences on Shift Scheduling: a Simulation Approach
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This article presents a simulation approach for staffs scheduling and rescheduling into a dynamic environment of a paced multi-product assembly center based on multi-agent algorithm. Our purpose is to investigate the impact of modelling flexibility and employee preferences, on the quality and- cost of the shift-scheduling solutions. The proposed simulation takes into consideration the individual competencies, mobility and preferences of each employee, as well as the personnel and competency requirements associated with each assembly activity given both the current master assembly schedule and the line balancing for each product. Experimental results show that flexibility may lead to a reduction of the staff’s cost allocation and improve employee satisfaction.
Keywords:Personnel Shift Scheduling; Multi-Agent Systems; Employee’ Preferences; Cross-Training; Flexible Work Schedule
Author: Mohamed SABAR1, Amine ZENJARI1
1.Management Department, Groupe ISCAE: Groupe Institut Supérieur de Commerce et d'Administration des Entreprises Km 9,500 Route de Nouasseur BP. 8114 - Casablanca Oasis, Casablanca, Maroc
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