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Scientific Programming
Volume 2016, Article ID 3403058, 8 pages
Research Article

Impact of Personnel Flexibility on Job Shop Scheduling

1School of Economics and Management, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
2College of Mathematics and Computer Science, Hunan City University, Yiyang 413000, China
3School of Economics and Management, Xidian University, Xi’an 710071, China
4Tianhua College, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 201815, China
5Department of Information and technology, Hebei Vocational College for Correctional Police, Hebei, China

Received 17 June 2016; Accepted 7 September 2016

Academic Editor: X. Wang

Copyright © 2016 Ren Lin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Considering the lack of the research on the relationship between HR flexibility and scheduling effect, a resource-competency matrix-based method was proposed in order to reveal the quantitative relationship between them. Meanwhile, a job shop scheduling model with HR flexibility was established and the improved genetic algorithm was used to solve the model. A case analysis demonstrated significant impact of HR flexibility on the scheduling effect, which provided valuable guidance for building flexible manufacturing systems.