Workforce Planning Incorporating Skills: State of the Art

40 Pages Posted: 16 May 2014

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Philippe De Bruecker

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB)

Jorne Van den Bergh

Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUBrussel)

Jeroen Beliën

Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUBrussel)

Erik Demeulemeester

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL)

Date Written: May 2014

Abstract

This paper presents a review and classification of the literature regarding workforce planning problems incorporating skills. In many cases, technical research regarding workforce planning focuses very hard on the mathematical model and neglects the real life implications of the simplifications that were needed for the model to perform well. On the other hand, many managerial studies give an extensive description of the human implications of certain management decisions in particular cases, but fail to provide useful mathematical models to solve workforce planning problems. This review will guide the operations researcher in his search to find useful papers and information regarding workforce planning problems incorporating skills. We not only discuss the differences and similarities between different papers, but we also give an overview of the managerial insights. The objective is to present a combination of technical and managerial knowledge to encourage the production of more realistic and useful solution techniques.

Keywords: skills, workforce stang and scheduling, literature review

Suggested Citation

De Bruecker, Philippe and Van den Bergh, Jorne and Beliën, Jeroen and Demeulemeester, Erik, Workforce Planning Incorporating Skills: State of the Art (May 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2437372 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2437372

Philippe De Bruecker (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB) ( email )

Naamsestraat 69
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

Jorne Van den Bergh

Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUBrussel) ( email )

Stormstraat 2
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

Jeroen Beliën

Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUBrussel) ( email )

Stormstraat 2
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

Erik Demeulemeester

Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) ( email )

Leuven, B-3000
Belgium

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