Scheduling to Maximize the Number of Just-in-Time Jobs: A Survey

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Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 60)

Abstract

In just-in-time (JIT) scheduling, the usual objective is to minimize a cost function which includes a penalty for both the early and tardy completion of jobs. In this paper, we survey results for a cost function that is related to the number of early and tardy jobs rather than the actual earliness and tardiness values. More specifically, we study the problem of maximizing the weighted number of jobs which are completed exactly on their due date (i.e., in JIT mode). Our survey covers the literature for various scheduling environments both with fixed and controllable processing times. We also describe several new algorithms for certain flow-shop problems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and ManagementBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Operations Management Area, DeGroote School of BusinessMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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