Manpower Planning with Annualized Hours Flexibility: a Fuzzy Mathematical Programming Approach

Md. Gulzarull Hasan, S. Suhaib Hasan

Abstract


We have considered the problem of Annualized Hours (AH) in workforce management. AH is a method of distributing working hours with respect to the demand over a year. In this paper the basic manpower planning problem with AH flexibility is formulated as a fuzzy mathematical programming problem with flexible constraints. Three models of AH planning problem under conditions of fuzzy uncertainty are presented using different aggregation operators. These fuzzy models softens the rigidity of deterministic model by relaxing some of the constraints using flexible programming. Finally, an illustration is given with a computational experiment performed on realistic scale case problem of an automobile company to demonstrate and analyze the effectiveness of the fuzzy approach over deterministic model.


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manpower planning; fuzzy programming

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7494/dmms.2016.10.1-2.5

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