In this paper, we address the problem of two-machine flowshop scheduling problem with sequence independent setup times to minimize the total completion time. We propose five new polynomial lower bounds. Computational results based on randomly generated data show that our proposed lower bounds consistently outperform those of the literature.
We consider the problem of minimizing the sum of completion times in a two-machine permutation flowshop subject to setup times. We propose a new priority rule, several constructive heuristics, local search procedures, as well as an effective multiple crossover genetic algorithm. Computational experiments carried out on a large set of randomly generated… (More)