"MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR STAFF SCHEDULING PROBLEM IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT USING LINGO SOLVER"

Authors

Sivasankaran P (Associate Professor)
Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology, Pondicherry – 605 107, INDIA.

Abstract

Scheduling plays a vital role in todays scenario in all organizations right from allocation of resources, budget estimation, financial planning and demand forecasting. These are the functions in which scheduling plays a essential part in day today activities. The success of organization based on the effectiveness of planning and scheduling operations within the organization. Scheduling has predetermined time interval within which we have to assign all activities as per plan subjected to given constraints. Each schedule event will have a start time and end time within the estimated limit the proposed function or particular activity must be done smoothly without affecting the resources. The resources such as raw material, men, machines and money are the challenging constraints in any private or public organization. In this paper attempt has been made to estimate manpower scheduling requirements in a hospital management system. First the problem is to be solved using mathematical solver such as LINGO solver for various problem sizes then it is to be compared with algorithm in terms of solution accuracy and computational time.