Demonstrating Johnson’s algorithm via resource-constrained scheduling

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The celebrated Johnson’s algorithm to solve the two-machine flowshop scheduling problem to minimise the makespan plays a prominent role in scheduling research. In using resource-constrained scheduling to interpret Johnson’s algorithm in teaching scheduling theory and operations management, we have received positive student feedback on the perceived intuition. We demonstrate this idea and show that the resource-constrained scheduling concept also helps simplify the proofs of some classical scheduling results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3326-3330
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2017


  • flowshop
  • makespan
  • relocation problem
  • resource constraint
  • scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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