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Definition of

backward scheduling

Operations & Production

determining scheduling plan based on due date a technique for scheduling production, planning work on the basis of when the completed work is due. By using backward scheduling, managers are able to assign work to particular workstations so that the overall task is completed exactly when it is due. The technique allows potential bottlenecks and idle time for particular workstations to be identified in advance.

Definitions of ’backward scheduling’ and meaning of ’backward scheduling’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’backward scheduling’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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