Chapter 9. Business Resource Planner

Business Resource Planner is a lightweight, embeddable planning engine that optimizes planning problems. It helps normal Java™ programmers solve planning problems efficiently, and it combines optimization heuristics and metaheuristics with very efficient score calculations.

Planner helps solve various use cases like the following:

  • Employee/Patient Rosters. Planner helps create timetables for nurses and keeps track of patient bed management.
  • Educational Timetables. Planner helps schedule lessons, courses, exams, and conference presentations.
  • Shop Schedules. Planner tracks car assembly lines, machine queue planning, and workforce task planning.
  • Cutting Stock. Planner minimizes waste by reducing the consumption of resources such as paper and steel.

9.1. Installing Business Resource Planner

  1. Navigate to the Red Hat Customer Portal and log in with your user credentials.
  2. Select DOWNLOADS at the top of the page.
  3. In the Product Downloads page that opens, select Red Hat JBoss BRMS.
  4. From the Version drop-down menu, select version 6.3.
  5. Select Red Hat JBoss BRMS 6.3.0 Business Resource Planner and click Download.