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A 4-Day Or A 3-Day Workweeks Scheduling Problem With A Given Workforce Size



    (Gabes University of Sciences, Gabes 6072, Tunisia; Laboratoire CEDRIC, 292 rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris, France)

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    This paper presents an exact decomposition approach for an employee days-off scheduling problem of an homogeneous workforce under serval realistic days-off scheduling constraints. These constraints include the following: (1) each employee is assigned to three or four consecutive days-off per week, (2) each employee is assigned at least four consecutive days-off per month and (3) each employee is assigned at least a weekend off per month. A three-step decomposition method is used to obtain the work assignments while respecting the labor demands and the stated constraints.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 26 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 05 ()
    Pages: 685-696

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    Handle: RePEc:wsi:apjorx:v:26:y:2009:i:05:p:685-696
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