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Single Machine Scheduling with Learning Effect Considerations

T.C. Cheng () and Guoqing Wang ()

Annals of Operations Research, 2000, vol. 98, issue 1, 273-290

Abstract: In this paper we study a single machine scheduling problem in which the job processing times will decrease as a result of learning. A volume-dependent piecewise linear processing time function is used to model the learning effects. The objective is to minimize the maximum lateness. We first show that the problem is NP-hard in the strong sense and then identify two special cases which are polynomially solvable. We also propose two heuristics and analyse their worst-case performance. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Keywords: scheduling; sequencing; learning (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
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