Project scheduling and staff assignment of selected manufacturing firms in Osun state, Nigeria

Joshua Kehinde OGUNLEYE 1, Chukwudi Segun AFOLABI 2, *, Betty Adejoke A KOSILE 3 and Samuel Oluwaseun AJAYI 3

1 Department of Business Education, Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, Nigeria.
2 Department of Accounting, University of Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria.
3 Department of Business Administration, University of Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria.
Research Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 304–312
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.0284
Publication history: 
Received on 16 December 2023; revised on 16January 2024; accepted on 27 January 2024
The study examines project scheduling and staff assignment in selected manufacturing firms in Osun State, Nigeria. To achieve this main objective of the study, three operational objectives are set out for the study. The study adopts descriptive survey design to gather data through the administration of questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using chi-square analysis through SPSS. Results of the analysis revealed that there is a relationship between learning effect and lead time to perform a task & processing times and skills acquired by employees. The study concludes that scheduling tasks in a project and assigning the staff to these tasks must take account that a task can be performed only by employees with certain skills and that the length of each tasks depends on the number of employees assigned. Also, staff will perform a task more efficiently if he or she stays on the task longer. It was recommended that manufacturing firms should focus more on training their employees so as to minimize production costs in task scheduling and before assigning staff to tasks for each period, learning effect of staff should be considered to minimize outsourcing cost.
Project scheduling; Staff assignment; Processing time; Leaning effect
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