A hybrid genetic algorithm for parallel machine scheduling problem with consumable resources
The paper deals with algorithms for applying classical list scheduling to a project scheduling problem where the units of resources are produced or consumed at the occurrence of precedence-related events. It is shown that the feasibility variant of the project scheduling problem is NP-complete. Moreover, polynomial-time scheduling algorithms are devised for the three caseswhere the occurrence time sequence of all events or the consuming events or the producing events is given in advance. By enumerating these sequences (called linear orders), one obtains a list-scheduling based algorithm for minimizing the makespan of a project scheduling problem with production and consumption of resources. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.