Manpower planning problem

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This has many variations, but typically focuses on either short-term problems, like scheduling workers, or on longterm problems, like recruiting. There are workers of different categories, some relate to each other by level (e.g., copilot and pilot), others do not. For longterm manpower planning, inventory balance equations  are typically used to represent changes in the number of employees in each category over time, including new hires and various forms of departures. For the short-term scheduling, a simple model is the shortest path  through a network. Often, more complicated combinatorial programs are required.

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