Reducing Variability of Workforce as a Tool to Improve Plan Reliability

Publikation: Forskning - peer reviewTidsskriftartikel


  • Shen Yicheng
    Shen YichengKina
  • Katarzyna Julia Zygmunt
    Katarzyna Julia ZygmuntPolen
  • Søren Wandahl
Variability of flow is recognized as the greatest obstacle to production management. Since the work flow and labour flow are two dominators of work performance, it is important to manage them simultaneously. The objective of this paper is to examine whether by reducing the variance of a labour flow, a plan reliability can be improved, therefore, three different construction labour data sets have been examined by utilizing Monte Carlo Simulation, to analyze the probability to finish simulated projects within a certain time. The research findings revealed that reducing variance in the workforce flow does not necessarily shorten the project length, nevertheless it increases probability to finish the tasks within a critical path duration. Additionally, it was concluded, that reducing the variance of crew allocation can improve the productivity.
TidsskriftProcedia Engineering
Sider (fra-til)969-976
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2017
BegivenhedModern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques - Vilnius, Litauen
Varighed: 26 maj 201627 maj 2016


KonferenceModern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques

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