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Two-machine open shop scheduling with special transportation times

Two-machine open shop scheduling with special transportation times

Rebaine, D. and Strusevich, V.A. (1999) Two-machine open shop scheduling with special transportation times. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 50. pp. 756-764. ISSN 0160-5682 (doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2600769)

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Abstract

The paper considers a problem of scheduling n jobs in a two-machine open shop to minimise the makespan, provided that preemption is not allowed and the interstage transportation times are involved. In general, this problem is known to be NP-hard. We present a linear time algorithm that finds an optimal schedule if no transportation time exceeds the smallest of the processing times. We also describe an algorithm that creates a heuristic solution to the problem with job-independent transportation times. Our algorithm provides a worst-case performance ratio of 8/5 if the transportation time of a job depends on the assigned processing route. The ratio reduces to 3/2 if all transportation times are equal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: open shop scheduling, transportation time, two machines
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Statistics & Operational Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:00
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/395

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