Journal of Scheduling

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 105–115 | Cite as

Exact algorithms for inventory constrained scheduling on a single machine

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Abstract

This paper focuses on single machine scheduling subject to inventory constraints. Jobs add or remove items to or from the inventory, respectively. Jobs that remove items cannot be processed if the required number of items is not available. We consider scheduling problems on a single machine where the objective is to minimize the total weighted completion time. We develop properties of optimal solutions and design a branch and bound algorithm and a dynamic programming algorithm with two extensions. We compare the approaches in our computational study and empirically derive parameter settings leading to instances which are hard to solve.

Keywords

Machine scheduling Inventory constraints Branch and bound Dynamic programming 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Quantitative PlanungUniversität SiegenSiegenGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für WirtschaftsinformatikUniversität SiegenSiegenGermany

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