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A control system for the manufacture of a product is disclosed. A network of events and activities and a baseline schedule is constructed. Actual and predicted deviations to the baseline schedule, which are called slack variables, are used to predict the actual final completion date, using parallel processing. These slack variables are also used to selectively allocate resources to elements of the manufacturing process. Critical elements and critical dates are readily determined. The incremental cost of incremental schedule improvement can be readily determined. The current status of a project can be described in a single variable.

Title
Method for resource allocation and project control for the production of a product
Application Number
7/811535
Publication Number
5291397
Application Date
December 20, 1991
Publication Date
March 1, 1994
Inventor
Roger A Powell
1740 Hollins Rd., Bensalem, 19020
PA, US
IPC
G06F 7/48
G06F 15/20
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