Scheduling to maximize the number of just-in-time jobs: A survey

Dvir Shabtay, George Steiner

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5 Scopus citations


In just-in-time (JIT) scheduling, the usual objective is to minimize a cost function which includes a penalty for both the early and tardy completion of jobs. In this paper, we survey results for a cost function that is related to the number of early and tardy jobs rather than the actual earliness and tardiness values. More specifically, we study the problem of maximizing the weighted number of jobs which are completed exactly on their due date (i.e., in JIT mode). Our survey covers the literature for various scheduling environments both with fixed and controllable processing times. We also describe several new algorithms for certain flow-shop problems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Optimization and Its Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameSpringer Optimization and Its Applications
ISSN (Print)1931-6828
ISSN (Electronic)1931-6836

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization


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