Given a set of n independent jobs to be processed on a single machine, the problem is to determine the optimal constant flow allowance for the CON due-date assignment method and the optimal job sequence to minimize an average missed due-date cost. A linear programming formulation of the problem is proposed and the optimal due-date is obtained by solving the LP dual problem. It is shown that the optimal job sequence can be determined analytically only under a special circumstance. Finally, a numerical example is given to demonstrate how the results can be applied to find the optimal solutions.
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- Management Information Systems
- Modelling and Simulation
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Applied Mathematics