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Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services
Pinedo is a major figure in the scheduling area (well versed in both stochastics and combinatorics) , and knows both the academic and practitioner side of the discipline.
This book includes the integration of case studies into the text.
It will appeal to engineering and business students interested in operations research.
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From the reviews:
"The main emphasis of the book is on applications of various models that facilitate managerial decisions to be taken ... . The book can serve as a text for university students ... . The algorithms and techniques are explained by providing insight and illustration ... . A practitioner can use the book to identify a solution technique and the corresponding software tool to tackle a real-life problem ... . A lecturer will find a relevant practical example to illustrate a mathematical algorithm she teaches." (Vitaly A. Strusevich, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1078, 2006)
"The book is a completely new version of the book `Operations Scheduling with Applications in Manufacturing and Services' by Pinedo and Chao published 1999. The text is divided into four parts and 15 chapters plus appendices and a list of references. ... The book may be useful for teachers and students to be used in graduate courses ... . I would buy the book to use it as course material ... ." (Alf Kimms, OR News, Issue 25, 2005)
"This book focuses on planning and scheduling applications in manufacturing and services, selecting the most important and representative models and methodologies from the enormous available literature in this field. ... this book from Pinedo is a very well balanced and organised selection of contents in the planning and scheduling area. ... The book may be very useful as an application guide for practitioners ... . It seems that the book may be intended for a senior level or master level course in engineering or business schools." (Marco Garetti, Production Planning & Control, Vol. 17 (10), 2006)
"Pinedo's book is an effective combination of planning and scheduling theory with practical applications which help the reader to immediately link mathematical models to real-world problems and computer-based decision support systems. ... Overall, Planning and Scheduling in Manufacturing and Services is a valuable resource for students, academics and practitioners interested in planning and scheduling. ... This book is a very effective combination of theory and practice presented in a simple and clear style making it very enjoyable reading." (D Silva, Journal of the Operational research Society, Vol. 59 (5), 2008)
From the reviews of the second edition:
"It covers scheduling problems in various areas of manufacturing and services such as for instance, project scheduling ... rostering or scheduling problems in sports and health care. ... Exercises to the 15 chapters present a good fundament for using the book as a teaching material. ... recommend it to any reader who wants do deepen his or her understanding of scheduling problems with a focus on practical applications. ... used for self-study or by practitioners. ... experts in scheduling can also benefit from this book." (T. Hanne, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 61, 2010)
"The second edition of this book is a slight extension of the first edition from 2005. The major change in the new edition results from the inclusion of a new chapter on health care. ... there have been added three new sets of slides from academia and another movie from United Airlines. Summarizing, the broad spectrum covered by the book makes it very attractive for all people working in the scheduling area and can be highly recommended by the reviewer." (Frank Werner, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1175, 2010)