A framework for studying practical production scheduling

Rodrigo Romero-Silva*, Javier Santos, Margarita Hurtado

*Corresponding author for this work

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The aim of this paper is to present what we believe are the most relevant findings and results regarding practical scheduling in order to define practical production scheduling and create a framework that helps researchers to study the various topics that fall under the umbrella of practical production scheduling and to identify the current state of knowledge for each topic. Studies from different fields were analysed and included in this paper, contributing significant knowledge to build a definition of practical production scheduling. Finally, we discuss the applicability that scheduling, as a task, could have in real companies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-450
Number of pages13
JournalProduction Planning and Control
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • applications
  • human factors
  • review
  • scheduling
  • scheduling support systems


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