Scheduling with a general learning effect

Dar Li Yang, Edwin Tai Chiu Cheng, Wen Hung Kuo

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Jobs with different processing complexity may have different effects on human learning, which in turn will affect the job processing times. So, the learning effect on job processing times in scheduling is not only sum-of-processing-time-based and job-position-based, but also depends on the processing complexity of the jobs already processed. We introduce in this paper a general learning effect model for scheduling. We provide some properties that are helpful for finding the optimal solutions for some single-machine and flowshop scheduling problems under the general effect model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-229
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2013


  • Flowshop
  • Learning effect
  • Scheduling
  • Single machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering

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