In this paper we study the problem of scheduling n deteriorating jobs on m identical parallel machines. Each job's processing time is a nondecreasing function of its start time. The problem is to determine an optimal combination of the due-date and schedule so as to minimize the sum of the due-date, earliness and tardiness penalties. We show that this problem is NP-hard, and we present a heuristic algorithm to find near-optimal solutions for the problem. When the due-date penalty is 0, we present a polynomial time algorithm to solve it.
- Deteriorating jobs
- Parallel-machine scheduling
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management Information Systems
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research