TY - JOUR

T1 - Optimal Scheduling in Parallel and Serial Manufacturing Systems via the Maximum Principle

AU - Kogan, Konstantin

AU - Ibaraki, Toshihide

PY - 2000/3

Y1 - 2000/3

N2 - The problems of M-machine, J-product, N-time point preemptive scheduling in parallel and serial production systems are the focus of this paper. The objective is to minimize the sum of the costs related to inventory level and production rate along a planning horizon. Although the problem is NP-hard, the application of the maximum principle reduces it into a well-tractable type of the two-point boundary value problem. As a result, algorithms of O(NMJk(N-L)+1) and O(N(MJ)k(N-L)+1) time complexities are developed for parallel and serial production systems, respectively, where L is the time point when the demand starts and k is the ratio of backlog cost over the inventory cost. This compares favorably with the time complexity O((J + 1)MN) of a naive enumeration algorithm.

AB - The problems of M-machine, J-product, N-time point preemptive scheduling in parallel and serial production systems are the focus of this paper. The objective is to minimize the sum of the costs related to inventory level and production rate along a planning horizon. Although the problem is NP-hard, the application of the maximum principle reduces it into a well-tractable type of the two-point boundary value problem. As a result, algorithms of O(NMJk(N-L)+1) and O(N(MJ)k(N-L)+1) time complexities are developed for parallel and serial production systems, respectively, where L is the time point when the demand starts and k is the ratio of backlog cost over the inventory cost. This compares favorably with the time complexity O((J + 1)MN) of a naive enumeration algorithm.

KW - Optimization

KW - Production scheduling

KW - The maximum principle

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0346742354&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1023/A:1008304301293

DO - 10.1023/A:1008304301293

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AN - SCOPUS:0346742354

SN - 0925-5001

VL - 16

SP - 271

EP - 294

JO - Journal of Global Optimization

JF - Journal of Global Optimization

IS - 3

ER -