Given a set of n jobs each of which is assigned a due-date and all jobs are simultaneously available to be processed on a single machine, the problem is to find the optimal job processing order that minimizes the sum of absolute deviation of job completion times about their respective due-dates. Since this problem has been shown to be NP-complete, we present a DP (dynamic programming) formulation of the problem and apply the principle of optimality of DP to find the optimal solution by implicit enumeration.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics