Crane – Naval Surface Warfare Ctr.
Gail W. DePuy, Allison Douglas, John S. Usher
University of Louisville
The goal of this project is to develop a heuristic to assign tasks to workers based on requirements/competency profiles as well as generate a low cost training schedule to resolve current skills gaps. The solution quality of three heuristic solution methodologies developed in this paper is compared to the optimal solution for small problems.
This project will investigate the problem of defining workforce training requirements so that employee skills best match current and projected workload requirements at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, IN. As new large-scale workload is projected, management needs a tool for assessing the amount and specific types of training needed across the workforce to enable success. The question then arises as to which employees need training and also the specific types of training needed. The problem becomes of optimizing the allocation and assignment of training time and resources to achieve the best possible results.