Job Scheduling with Unfixed Availability Constraints

  title={Job Scheduling with Unfixed Availability Constraints},
  author={Hoong Chuin Lau and Chao Zhang},
Standard scheduling theory assumes that all machines are continuously available throughout the planning horizon. In many manufacturing and service management situations however, machines need to be maintained periodically to prevent malfunctions. During the maintenance period, a machine is not available for processing jobs. Hence, a more realistic scheduling model should take into account machine maintenance activities. In this paper, we study the problem of job scheduling with unfixed… CONTINUE READING


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