Optimal due-date assignment in a job shop

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This paper presents an analytical model for determining the optimal processingtime and number of operations multiples for the TWK and TWK + NOP duedate wignment methods in a dynamic job shop subject to restrictive assumptions on queue discipline and processing time distribution. The analytical results are compared with the experimental results obtained from simulation of a hypothetical job shop under various shop conditions. The close agreemeht of the results reveals the validity of the analytical model. In addition, the msults show that the TWK + NOP methbd is more effective in minimizing the missed due-date cost in a job shop.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-515
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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