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Preemption in single machine earliness-tardiness scheduling

Bülbül, Kerem and Kaminsky, Philip and Yano, Candace (2006) Preemption in single machine earliness-tardiness scheduling. (Accepted/In Press)

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Abstract

We consider a single machine earliness/tardiness scheduling problem with general weights, ready times and due dates. Our solution approach is based on a time-indexed preemptive relaxation of the problem. For the objective function of this relaxation, we characterize cost coe±cients that are the best among those with a piecewise linear structure with two segments. From the solution to the relaxation with these best objective function coe±cients, we generate feasible solutions for the original non-preemptive problem. We report extensive computational results demonstrating the speed and effectiveness of this approach.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Single-machine scheduling, Earliness, Tardiness; Preemption; Transportation problem.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
ID Code:190
Deposited By:Kerem Bülbül
Deposited On:20 Dec 2006 02:00
Last Modified:24 Jun 2009 16:40

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