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Brandon C. Foltz, M.Ed.

6/26/2012

OPERATIONS
MANAGEMENT

NETWORK DIAGRAMS:
CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS USING
FORWARD AND BACKWARD PASSES

B r a n d o n C . Fo l t z , M . E d .

B r a n d o n C . Fo l t z , M . E d .

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MILWAUKEE PAPER EXAMPLE

MILWAUKEE PAPER NETWORK WITH TIME

Installing a complex air filtration system in a paper manufacturing plant
Activity

Description

Immediate
Predecessor(s)

Time to Complete
(weeks)

A

Build internal components

2

B

Modify roof and floor

3

C

Construct collection stack

A

2

D

Pour concrete and install frame

A,B

4

E

Build high-temperature burner

C

4

F

Install pollution control system

C

3

G

Install air pollution device

D,E

5

H

Inspect and test

F,G

2

TOTAL TIME

25

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6/26/2012

CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS

CRITICAL PATH NODES

When can we expect our project to be done?
Which (if any) activities can be delayed without delaying the overall project?
 To conduct CPA, we need to find two starting times and two ending times for each activity

Earliest Start (ES) - earliest start time given predecessor activities
Earliest Finish (EF) - earliest possible completion time
Latest Start (LS) – latest start time as to not delay entire project
Latest Finish (LF) – latest finish time as to not delay entire project

 We will conduct CPA using a modified network diagram

CRITICAL PATH NODES

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CRITICAL PATH NODES

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FORWARD AND BACKWARD PASSES

CRITICAL PATH NODES

 We can analyze our project using the forward and backward pass method
 Forward

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