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Fast algorithms for scheduling with learning effects and time-dependent processing times on a single machine

  • Qian, Jianbo
  • Steiner, George
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    We consider scheduling problems with learning/deterioration effects and time-dependent processing times on a single machine, with or without due date assignment considerations. By reducing them to a special assignment problem on product matrices, we solve all these problems in near-linear time. This improves the time complexity of previous algorithms for some scheduling problems and establishes the fast polynomial solvability for several other problems.

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

    Volume (Year): 225 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 547-551

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