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Journal of Scheduling

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 381–387 | Cite as

On the connection between a cyclic job shop and a reentrant flow shop scheduling problem

  • George SteinerEmail author
  • Zhihui Xue
Article

Abstract

Hall et al. (J. Sched. 2002; 5:307–327) investigated the cycle time minimization problem in a two-machine job shop, where each job consists of at most three operations. In this note, we reduce the problem to a two-machine reentrant flow shop problem and briefly discuss some consequences.

Keywords

Job shop Reentrant flow shop Cycle time Makespan Algorithms and complexity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Management Science and Information SystemsMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Canadian Imperial Bank of CommerceTorontoCanada

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