This paper considers minimizing the makespan in the 3-machine assembly-type flowshop scheduling problem. After problem formulation, we present a proof to show that the general version of this problem is strongly NP-complete. We then discuss a few polynomially solvable cases of the problem and present the solution algorithms. Next, a branch and bound solution scheme is suggested. Finally, three heuristics to find approximate solutions to the general problem are proposed and their error bounds are analyzed.
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- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research