Scheduling jobs with controllable processing time, truncated job-dependent learning and deterioration effects

Ji Bo Wang, Mengqi Liu, Na Yin, Ping Ji

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In this paper, we consider single machine scheduling problems with controllable processing time (resource allocation), truncated job-dependent learning and deterioration effects. The goal is to find the optimal sequence of jobs and the optimal resource allocation separately for minimizing a cost function containing makespan (total completion time, total absolute differences in completion times) and/or total resource cost. For two different processing time functions, i.e., a linear and a convex function of the amount of a common continuously divisible resource allocated to the job, we solve them in polynomial time respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1025-1039
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Industrial and Management Optimization
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017


  • Deterioration job
  • Learning effect
  • Resource allocation
  • Scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Control and Optimization
  • Applied Mathematics

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