Optimization Letters

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 1443–1451 | Cite as

Two-dedicated-machine scheduling problem with precedence relations to minimize makespan

  • Evgeny GafarovEmail author
  • Alexandre Dolgui
Original Paper


Two-dedicated-parallel-machine scheduling problem with precedence constraints to minimize makespan is considered. This problem originally appeared as a sub-problem in assembly line balancing but it has also its own applications. Complexity and approximation results for this scheduling problem and its special cases with chains of jobs or equal-processing-times are presented.


Parallel machine scheduling Complexity Assembly line balancing 



The work was partially supported by Saint-Etienne Méetropole, France and Labex IMOBS3. The authors thanks also Chris Yukna for his help with English.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole Nationale Superieure des MinesCNRS UMR6158, LIMOSSaint-EtienneFrance
  2. 2.Institute of Control Sciences of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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