An efective scheduling scheme for lift clubs
CITATION: Van Wijck, W. 1998. An efective scheduling scheme for lift clubs. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 9(1): 135-145, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7166/9-1-388.
The original publication is available at http://sajie.journals.ac.za
This paper describes a formula for scheduling the day-to-day operation of a lift club. The formula is remarkably simple, and can easily be implemented on a spreadsheet. It is also extremely flexible and can cater for almost any peculiarity that may arise. Much like a business, the lift club is viewed as an entity in its own right, rather than as a collection of individuals. The scheme can be used to generate interesting statistics such as percentage utilization of each member, average percentage utilization of all members, effective size of the lift club, etc. In addition, a graph, depicting each member's liability towards the club against time, can be generated. Finally, every member can obtain a record of his/her trip data over any specific period, which may be handy for income tax purposes.
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