Publications / 2004 Proceedings of the 21st ISARC, Jeju, South Korea

Planning and Monitoring the Tact of Work Flow

Jung-Ho Yu, Hyun-Soo Lee, Sun-Kuk Kim, Chang-Duk Kim, Sang-Wook Suh, Jae-Ho Kim

To ensure a continuous and smooth work flow, this research proposes (1) Tact Scheduling Method as an alternative to traditional ones and (2) Work Flow Monitoring System (WFMS). Tact scheduling is intended to balance the unit activities of relevant work trades in terms of the duration and the labor input required for performing each activity. Subcontractors as well as the main contractor participate in the planning stage and adjust the same duration and the labor input for every unit activity by zoning the workspace. Prior to developing the WFMS, a few factors that are considered to possibly affect the variation of the work flow are defined and indicators to measure these factors are devised.

Keywords: Tact, Work Flow, Scheduling, Planning, Monitoring