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Article: Can flexibility be constraining?

TitleCan flexibility be constraining?
Authors
KeywordsCross-training
Flexibility
Optimization
Scheduling
Workforce management
Issue Date2010
PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0740817x.asp
Citation
IIE Transactions (Institute Of Industrial Engineers), 2010, v. 42 n. 1, p. 45-59 How to Cite?
AbstractFive common options for workforce flexibility and their robustness under uncertain demand are investigated. In the first stage, a firm makes optimal staffing decisions according to estimated demand and a given workforce flexibility policy. In the second stage, it reallocates its workforce to react to demand shocks. Numerical results are presented that show that flexibility can lead a firm to staff with too little slack to be flexible to demand shocks, thus leading to higher total costs, i.e., staffing and inventory costs. The forms of flexibility that give robust benefits are identified and an analysis on how different forms of flexibility interact with each other is performed. [Supplemental materials are available for this article. Go to the publisher's online edition of IIE Transactions for the following supplemental resource: Appendix with additional tables of results.] © 2010 quot;IIEquot;.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141776
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.463
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.293
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dc.contributor.authorLee, HHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBerman, Oen_HK
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dc.description.abstractFive common options for workforce flexibility and their robustness under uncertain demand are investigated. In the first stage, a firm makes optimal staffing decisions according to estimated demand and a given workforce flexibility policy. In the second stage, it reallocates its workforce to react to demand shocks. Numerical results are presented that show that flexibility can lead a firm to staff with too little slack to be flexible to demand shocks, thus leading to higher total costs, i.e., staffing and inventory costs. The forms of flexibility that give robust benefits are identified and an analysis on how different forms of flexibility interact with each other is performed. [Supplemental materials are available for this article. Go to the publisher's online edition of IIE Transactions for the following supplemental resource: Appendix with additional tables of results.] © 2010 quot;IIEquot;.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subjectCross-trainingen_HK
dc.subjectFlexibilityen_HK
dc.subjectOptimizationen_HK
dc.subjectSchedulingen_HK
dc.subjectWorkforce managementen_HK
dc.titleCan flexibility be constraining?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLee, HH: hhlee@hku.hken_HK
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