Minimizing sum of completion times on a single machine with sequence-dependent family setup times
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- Karabatı, S. & Akkan, C. J Oper Res Soc (2006) 57: 271. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601989
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This paper presents a branch-and-bound (B&B) algorithm for minimizing the sum of completion times in a single-machine scheduling setting with sequence-dependent family setup times. The main feature of the B&B algorithm is a new lower bounding scheme that is based on a network formulation of the problem. With extensive computational tests, we demonstrate that the B&B algorithm can solve problems with up to 60 jobs and 12 families, where setup and processing times are uniformly distributed in various combinations of the [1,50] and [1,100] ranges.