I think this is common for a lot of projects, as you can't predict everything. I
definitely see the tools as something to keep the train moving, but they won't
get the train there all by itself.
v/r,
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Neubauer Q6
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I think that the quote that you saw on the site is a very spot on comment. This
is especially true as companies grow and expand. The more they require
systems to stay in touch with their customers and communicate within, the
more important it is for them to have a great scheduling support team and
software. I think that the company has the right focuses. I would be anxious to
hear some success stories and get on and read reviews. Speaking to what needs
to be done and then doing it better than anyone else are two very different
things. It sounds like that are a great support partner from what I can tell
though!
Bryan Sones
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Q 15 Slack Variables
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Q 15 Slack Variables
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Slack Variables
In linear programming, a formula is presented in which an inequality defines
the graphical limits. For example Ax > b might be the formula of a line, where x
is non negative (x > 0).
Constraints on this formula are limitations, for example Ax + A1x1 + A2x2 < b.
Surplus and slack allow us to turn this algebraic formula into an equation rather
than an inequality. Ax + A1x1 + A2x2 s = b would subtract an extra value to
make the equation equal to b. The s would be the slack, which can be viewed as
extra time or a deficiency of capacity utilization.
An example of using slack is to have a constraint on processing automobiles in
which seat covers take longer to process than seat foams.
Let the original equation be x(SeatCovers) + y(SeatFoams) < 15 minutes per
vehicle. If x is the amount of time that it takes to make seat covers and y is the
amount of time it takes to make seat foams, this would mean that it should take
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less than fifteen minutes to make seat covers and seat foams for one vehicle. If
an equal amount of seat covers and seat foams need to be processed for each
vehicle, the constraint would be SeatCover + SeatFoam SeatFoamSlack = Seats
for one vehicle. The equation would be x(SeatCovers) + y(SeatFoams)
(SeatFoamSlack) = 15 minutes.