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An Algorithm for Determining the Optimal Waiting Times in Machine Scheduling Problem

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In this paper, we consider the problem of determining the optimal real waiting times in single machine with a set of given operation sequences and dependent time windows. This problem typically arises in the manufacturing environment where next operation has to be carried out within a time interval after the completion of its immediate predecessors. The objective is to minimize the makespan. In this paper, we introduce a polynomial time algorithm that solves this problem in O(n2), where n stands for the total number of operations in a schedule.

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  • 1 Introduction
  • 2. Problem Statement and Terminology
  • 3 Propositions and Algorithm
  • 4. Conclusion
  • Acknowledgment
  • References

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