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An exact approach for single machine subproblems in shifting bottleneck procedures for job shops with total weighted tardiness objective

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  • Braune, R.
  • Zäpfel, G.
  • Affenzeller, M.
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    In this paper, we propose an exact solution method for single machine scheduling problems typically arising from bottleneck-based decomposition of weighted tardiness job shops. The encountered subproblems are characterized by delayed precedence constraints, multiple local due dates per operation and an objective function that is given by a weighted sum of maximum tardiness values. The key concept for solving these subproblems to optimality is a dominance rule whose underlying concepts have been newly developed to cope with the given structural properties. Furthermore, a simple lower bound and a dedicated constraint programming technique are presented. The efficiency of the proposed method is demonstrated by means of single machine problems collected during a run of a shifting bottleneck procedure for job shops in different size and due date tightness configurations.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 218 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 76-85

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:218:y:2012:i:1:p:76-85
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2011.10.020
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