Scheduling pp 247-265 | Cite as

Stochastic Models: Preliminaries

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Abstract

Production environments in the real world are subject to many sources of uncertainty or randomness. Sources of uncertainty that may have a major impact include machine breakdowns and unexpected releases of high priority jobs. Another source of uncertainty lies in the processing times, which are often not precisely known in advance. A good model for a scheduling problem should address these forms of uncertainty.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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