Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing the problem, part of Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel.
- One of the classic optimization problems…is a staffing problem,…usually expressed as rotations of nurses…in a hospital's emergency department.…The idea is that you know how many nurses you need on duty…during a specific time period,…perhaps midnight to 2am…but you must obey certain constraints…when you make your schedule.…Our overall goal is to find the lowest personnel level…needed to staff your business.…Based on the classic nurses scenario,…we have to make a couple of other assumptions.…
The first is that the hospital is open 24 hours a day…and in this very simple example,…we assume that shifts are 8 hours…and that no one takes any breaks.…Now, of course, this isn't realistic,…many nurses work 12-hour shifts…or longer if they are needed to stay on…to cope with higher volumes…and at least in theory,…they can occasionally take breaks.…There are some further assumptions…and they are that new shifts…and staffing periods start every two hours,…and that is a simplifying assumption…I'm making for this example.…
You must, of course, make all of your staffing targets,…
- Identify where the Solver add-in appears after being installed.
- List the steps to populate a cell with whole dollar amounts.
- Identify the style used to format numbers with a thousands separator.
- Name the error you will receive if you try to solve a nonlinear problem with the simplex LP method.
- Recall the length of the season and the number of games per week in the sports scheduling problem.
- List what the Scenario Manager allows you to do.
Skill Level Intermediate
Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Datawith Dennis Taylor1h 59m Intermediate
1. Working with Solver
2. Solving a Linear Mixture Problem
3. Solving a Nonlinear Mixture Problem
4. Solving a Transportation Problem
5. Solving a Resource Scheduling Optimization Problem
6. Solving a Sports Scheduling Problem
7. Analyzing Your Solver Results
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