Category Archives: product/multiple installations

Intelligent Cabling System for Buildings


This post describes one of the early industrial CHIP applications, the LOCARIM system presented in “Serge Bourgault, Jean Pierre LePape, Gregor Baues, Frederic Deces, Daniel Mailharro, Frederique Terk. LOCARIM – Software for Designing Network Cabling in Buildings. In the 4th … Continue reading

Posted in 1994, 43 Specialized Construction Activities, 43.1 Electrical, plumbing and other construction installation activities, CHIP, CHIP Users Club, F Construction, Network, product/multiple installations | Leave a comment

Building Fighter Aircraft


Most scheduling tools are intended for operational use, to control the sequence of production in a factory on a day-to-day basis. The MOSES application described before is a good example of such an operational tool. The PLANE system described in … Continue reading

Posted in 1992, 30 Manufacture of other transport equipment, 30.3 Manufacture of air and space craft, C Manufacturing, CHIP, CP Conference, ECLiPSe, Practical Applications Conferences, product/multiple installations, Scheduling | Leave a comment

More on Crude Blend Optimization


I’ve got some feedback from careful readers noting that I did not explain the crude blending optimization problem very well. I thought I would get away with it 🙂  I’ll try to do better, becoming a bit more technical. By … Continue reading

Posted in 19 Coke and refined petroleum, 19.2 Refined petroleum products, C Manufacturing, CHIP, product/multiple installations, Scheduling | Leave a comment

Oil Refinery Scheduling


Oil refineries are quite likely the most complex factories for which I have ever developed constraint-based scheduling tools. They often consist of over 50 distinct processing units, each specialized for a particular task in converting crude oil into gasoline, kerosene … Continue reading

Posted in 19 Coke and refined petroleum, 19.2 Refined petroleum products, 1999, C Manufacturing, CHIP, product/multiple installations, Scheduling | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Operational and Strategic Manpower Assignment for RFO


The OPTISERVICE Application was developed by COSYTEC and the software house GIST for RFO, the French Radio and TV network for its overseas departements. RFO retransmit the metropolitan TV and radio programmes in the overseas departements (time shifted as required … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, 60 Broadcasting, 60.1 Radio Broadcasting, 60.2 TV Broadcasting, CHIP, J Information and Communications, Personnel, product/multiple installations | Leave a comment

Nurse Rostering


Hospitals are very large organisations, with hundreds or even thousands of medical personnel working in a large number of specialised departments and wards. Instead of solving the personnel assignment for the whole hospital in a single step, it is commonly … Continue reading

Posted in 2006, 86 Human Health, 86.1 Hospital Activities, CHIP, Constraints Journal, Personnel, product/multiple installations, Q Human Health and Social Work | Leave a comment

Feed Mill Scheduling System


Feed mills are quite large factories which produce hundreds of tons of products on a daily basis in a highly competitive market. Feed is produced locally, with farmers calling up the mill during the day and expecting a delivery on … Continue reading

Posted in 10 Manufacturing of food products, 10.9 Manufacturing of prepared animal feeds, 2006, C Manufacturing, CHIP, Constraints Journal, product/multiple installations, Scheduling | 1 Comment