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Journal of Combinatorial Optimization

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 977–1010 | Cite as

The no-wait job shop with regular objective: a method based on optimal job insertion

  • Reinhard Bürgy
  • Heinz Gröflin
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Abstract

The no-wait job shop problem (NWJS-R) considered here is a version of the job shop scheduling problem where, for any two operations of a job, a fixed time lag between their starting times is prescribed. Also, sequence-dependent set-up times between consecutive operations on a machine can be present. The problem consists in finding a schedule that minimizes a general regular objective function. We study the so-called optimal job insertion problem in the NWJS-R and prove that this problem is solvable in polynomial time by a very efficient algorithm, generalizing a result we obtained in the case of a makespan objective. We then propose a large neighborhood local search method for the NWJS-R based on the optimal job insertion algorithm and present extensive numerical results that compare favorably with current benchmarks when available.

Keywords

No-wait job shop General regular objective Fixed time lags Optimal job insertion Local search 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We gratefully acknowledge the constructive remarks of an anonymous referee which led to several improvements in the presentation. The first author also gratefully acknowledges the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation Grant P2FRP2_161720.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GERAD & Department of Mathematics and Industrial EngineeringPolytechnique MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland

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