We consider the one-machine scheduling problem with minimum and maximum time lags while minimizing the makespan. This problem typically arises in a manufacturing environment where the next job has to be carried out within a specific time range after the completion of the immediately preceding job. We describe a branch and bound algorithm, based on the input and output of a clique and the relevant propositions, for finding the optimal waiting times. The computational experiments give promising results, showing whether a given instance is feasible or infeasible. With the proposed branch and bound algorithm we can either find an optimal schedule or establish the infeasibility within an acceptable run time.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||European Journal of Operational Research|
|State||Published - 16 Aug 2007|
- Branch and bound algorithm
- Minimum and maximum time lags
- One machine