Network Planning In an lndustrial Complex Without the Use of a Computer

CIM Bulletin, 1967

Gordon W. Hines  Manager, lndustrial Engineering Services, Dosco Steel Limited

This paper, dealing with network planning in an industrial complex, discusses the type and size of project that can be handled on a manual basis. After a review of the fundamentals of network planning, and specifically of the Critical Path Method, the author analyses severa] different types of projects, each with its own characteristics. Sorne can be handled in conjunction with a computer, but others can be dealt with equally well without one. Among the projects discussed are a blast furnace reline, the installation of a billet mill flying shear, and routine maintenancetype operations.
Keywords: Blast Furnace., bar chart, program, Critical Path Method, Gantt chart