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Refined conditions for V-shaped optimal sequencing on a single machine to minimize total completion time under combined effects

Refined conditions for V-shaped optimal sequencing on a single machine to minimize total completion time under combined effects

Soper, Alan J. ORCID: 0000-0002-0901-9803 and Strusevich, Vitaly (2019) Refined conditions for V-shaped optimal sequencing on a single machine to minimize total completion time under combined effects. Journal of Scheduling. ISSN 1094-6136 (Print), 1099-1425 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10951-019-00628-4)

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Abstract

We address single machine scheduling problems for which the actual processing times of jobs are subject to various effects, including a positional effect, a cumulative effect and their combination. We review the known results on the problems to minimize the makespan, the sum of the completion times and their combinations and identify the problems for which an optimal sequence cannot be found by simple priority rules such as SPT (Shortest Processing Time) and/or LPT (Longest Processing Time). Typically, these are problems to minimize the sum of the completion times under a deterioration effect, and we verify under which conditions for these problems an optimal permutation is V-shaped (an LPT subsequence followed by an SPT subsequence). We demonstrate that previously used techniques for proving that an optimal sequence is V- shaped are not properly justified. We use the corrected method to describe a wide range of problems with a pure positional effect and a combination of a cumulative effect with a positional effect for which an optimal sequence is V-shaped. On other hand, we show that even the refined approach has its limitations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scheduling, single machine, positional effect, cumulative effect, total completion time, V-shaped V-shaped
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 10:56
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/25664

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