The single machine serial batch scheduling problem with rejection to minimize total completion time and total rejection cost

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Abstract

We study a scheduling problem with rejection on a single serial batching machine, where the objectives are to minimize the total completion time and the total rejection cost. We consider four different problem variations. The first is to minimize the sum of the two objectives. The second and the third are to minimize one objective, given an upper bound on the value of the other objective and the last is to find a Pareto-optimal solution for each Pareto-optimal point. We provide a polynomial time procedure to solve the first variation and show that the three other variations are NP-hard. For solving the three NP-hard problems, we construct a pseudo-polynomial time algorithm. Finally, for one of the NP-hard variants of the problem we propose an FPTAS, provided some conditions hold.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-74
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Volume233
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Batch scheduling
  • Bicriteria scheduling
  • Rejection
  • Total completion time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management

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