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Conventionally, job processing times are assumed to be constant from the first job to be processed until the last job to be completed. However, recent empirical studies in several industries have verified that unit costs decline as firms produce more of a product and gain knowledge or experience. This phenomenon is known as the “learning effect.” This paper(More)
This paper addresses a bi-criteria two-machine flowshop scheduling problem when the learning effect is present. The objective is to find a sequence that minimizes a weighted sum of the total completion time and the maximum tardiness. In this article, a branch-and-bound method, incorporating several dominance properties and a lower bound, is presented to(More)
In this paper we introduce a new scheduling model with learning effects in which the actual processing time of a job is a function of the total normal processing times of the jobs already processed and of the job's scheduled position. We show that the single-machine problems to minimize makespan and total completion time are polynomially solvable. In(More)