Bottleneck Scheduling

Drum-Buffer-Rope Scheduling

  • In this type of scheduling, the system looks at the Drum (the bottleneck Operation which sets the pace of the rest of the Job) and schedules around it
  • The Buffer a specified number of slack days
  • Then the constraining Resource (Drum) can pull in input when it needs

Enabling Drum-Buffer-Rope Scheduling

  • To use this type of scheduling, open the Optimize Options dialog as before, and select Drum-Buffer-Rope


  • Next, in the Advanced Rules tab of the Resource Options, specify your Drum Resource and its Buffer Span

  • Right-click the Resource to view its Properties