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A New, Simpler Finite Scheduling Algorithm – In 14 Minutes You Can Understand How It Works and Download A Working Example in Excel

The finite scheduling calculates the exact begin and end of each job considering routing and quantity for the workload and work center availability by a calendar for the capacity.
In the standard Fast Excel Development Methodology this requires smart and complicated formulas to deal with dates and time, and this is needed even in the simplest push only scheduling form. Of course you can copy and adapt the formulas from other examples and let the Fast Excel Development Template do the automation and the VBA coding for you.
This article is about making finite capacity scheduling simpler by an algorithm based on cumulation and sorting, and by some Power Query use. And as always there is a companion tool that implements the logic of the article in a fully automated tool.

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