Benefits to Tegel
The motivation behind this project was to investigate how the fleet should be expanded to adequately support the chicken catching operation. By consulting Tegel on the best ways to expand the fleet, Tegel will gain valuable information to support future decision making. In the process of identifying the best ways of expanding the fleet the VAS tool was developed. After the recommendations, the scheduling tool would be the next valuable outcome of the project. Although the VAS tool program does not necessarily create schedules better than those created by the contracted planner, the VAS tool will enable schedules to be made quickly and with little effort on behalf of the user. In addition, the schedules created by the VAS tool avoid human error.