Disruption Management of Resource Schedule in Transportation Sector: Understanding the Concept and Strategy

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Disruption in a schedule (or plan) can be managed but not all factors are visible. A study of disruption management is performed specifically to minimize the differences between the expected and actual context of execution. The purpose of this paper is twofold: first to offer an introduction and deliver a concept of disruption management in the transportation sector. Second, we aim to understand challenges in a rescheduling strategy to manage disruption in the area of resource scheduling. Real world applications from airline to railway services are used as a basis of the investigation. A discussion on the future development of disruption management with a focus on rail track inspection is provided in the final part of this paper.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1295–1299
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia Engineering
Early online date18 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventWorld Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium 2016: WMCAUS 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 13 Jun 201617 Jun 2016


  • track inspection schedule, scheduling, rescheduling, disruption management, low probability event