Given a set of n jobs with independent random processing times and the same start times, the problem is to find the optimal processing time multiple k+ for the total work content due-date assignment method, and the optimal sequence π+ to minimize the expected total amount of missed due-dates. It is shown that k+ is a constant for a given job set. Although in general π+ cannot be determined analytically, it is shown that, under certain circumstances, π+ should be in shortest-expected-processing-time sequence to minimize the objective function.
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- Control and Systems Engineering
- Theoretical Computer Science
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