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A Note on Deteriorating Jobs and Learning in Single-Machine Scheduling Problems

  • Wen-Chiung Lee

    (Department of Statistics, Feng Chia University, Taiwan)

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    In this note, we investigate the effects of deterioration and learning in single-machine scheduling problems. Although the learning effect and the concept of deteriorating jobs have been extensively studied, they have never been considered simultaneously. It is shown in several examples that the optimal schedule of the problem may be different from that of the classical one. Nevertheless, the makespan and the total flow time minimization problems remain polynomial solvable.

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    Volume (Year): 3 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 83-89

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    Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:3:y:2004:i:1:p:83-89
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    1. Mosheiov, Gur, 2001. "Scheduling problems with a learning effect," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 132(3), pages 687-693, August.
    2. Kunnathur, Anand S. & Gupta, Sushil K., 1990. "Minimizing the makespan with late start penalties added to processing times in a single facility scheduling problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 47(1), pages 56-64, July.
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