Inter-domain translational research on planning and scheduling: operating rooms vs. job shops

Kenneth N. McKay
2011 International Journal of Planning and Scheduling  
On the surface, it would appear relatively easy to translate most analytical and modelling results from the Industrial Engineering research on job shop scheduling to other contexts such as operating rooms in healthcare. In this paper, we will discuss translational research between the job shop and operating room scenarios and describe the role of field research in determining the gap between two domains. We conclude that further field-based research is required on operating rooms to better
more » ... ooms to better understand the sources of uncertainty, and the dynamic relationships that exist within the process.
doi:10.1504/ijps.2011.044546 fatcat:wwwieg6oejaqtoia2zl7g4dbsa