Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2010


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Operations Research

Course Number

ETM 540/640


Programming (Mathematics), Industrial management, Operations research, Six sigma (Quality control standard), Kraft inc. -- Management


Managers are often tasked with assigning a large variety of projects to a large pool of labor. Determining the optimal assignment of labor to a given list of projects in order to maximize profit can be challenging. This work applies a nonlinear optimization formula to this scheduling problem utilizing a Six Sigma initiative at a Kraft Manufacturing Facility as a case study. This work aims to maximize profit for Kraft’s six sigma implementation, suggesting a possible solution to this three dimensional problem. This work builds off of existing research in this area, modifying and applying this algorithm to the Kraft Six Sigma problem.


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