Dundar F. Kocoaglu
Operations Research in Engineering Management
Consulting engineering is an industry where new technology can increase the quality of services to provide a better product. Computer aided design (CAD) is one of the latest advances to be used in projects. Although using CAD may increase productivity, it may dramatically increase costs. The challenge to project managers is how to allocate the limited hours of this new technology. This report presents a Linear Programming model to determine the optimal time distribution of the CAD stations among various disciplines of an engineering consultant firm in a multidisciplinary project to minimize the project cost for the client. The project uses personnel from different disciplines such as engineers, designers, drafters, secretaries and managers.
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Ambrose, Mike; Gillas, Kevin; Johnson, Dan; and Moss, Sam, "Minimize Engineering Cost in Design Projects Using Computer
Aided Design" (1990). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 362.