A new heuristic for three-machine flow shop scheduling
Chen, Bo, Dr., Glass, Celia A., Potts, Chris N. and Strusevich, Vitaly A. . (1996) A new heuristic for three-machine flow shop scheduling. Operations Research, 44 (6). pp. 891-898. ISSN 0030-364XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/opre.44.6.891
This paper considers the problem of sequencing n jobs in a three-machine flow shop with the objective of minimizing the makespan, which is the completion time of the last job. An O(n log n) time heuristic that is based on Johnson's algorithm is presented. It is shown to generate a schedule with length at most 5/3 times that of an optimal schedule, thereby reducing the previous best available worst-case performance ratio of 2. An application to the general flow shop is also discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Operational Research & Management Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Operations Research|
|Publisher:||Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (I N F O R M S)|
|Official Date:||November 1996|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 891-898|
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