When assigning jobs (or tasks or projects) to a starting time, with a ready and due time for each job, there are different scenarios:
- A) Front loading: Assign all jobs as soon as possible. As close as possible to their ready time. For example, we need build 5 red cars before the end of year, so we could them now in October or wait until November or December. With Front loading, we'll build them now in October, unless there's a more urgent order (for example to build blue cars this month), which would push them out to November.
- B) Assign all jobs on their ideal execution time. For example, we need to clean a house once every 7 days. We cleaned it yesterday. We could clean it again today, but that will just mean we have to clean it sooner next week. Ideally, we wait 6 days (no more, no less) to clean it. But it's fine if there's sometimes a few more or less days between the cleaning, due to other more priority jobs.
- C) Back loading?: Assign all jobs as late as possible. As close as possible to their due time.
What the canonical terminology for B) and C)?