… are notoriously difficult to schedule. The right amount of them at every moment of the day or night, each working at some acceptable pace, about the right number of hours per month, with various absences, holidays and much more is a par excellence hard to plan.
If is it more chess-like complicated or Go-like complicated, depends on a particular working place in question, but it’s almost always complicated! Human schedulers are surprisingly good, as human chess players are surprisingly good. But only to a point when the machine with the algorithm arrives. A human is no match for the top engines.
There is a superhuman level scheduler called WoShi now. Partly responsible for the hiatus we had on this blog. We are field testing it right now.