A Heuristic Algorithm for Solving Single Machine Scheduling Problem with Periodic Maintenance

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Abstract. In this paper, the scheduling problem with nonresumable jobs and maintenance process is considered in order to minimize the makespan under two alternative strategies. The first strategy is to implement the maintenance process on the machine after a predetermined time period and the second one is to consider the maximum number of jobs that can be done with an especial tool. We propose a new mathematical formulation for the aforementioned problem and regarding the problem is included in the NP-Hard class of problems, in the second part of the paper, we propose a heuristic algorithm in order to solve the problem in a reasonable time. Also we compare the performance of the proposed algorithm with existing methods in the literature. Computational results showed that the proposed algorithm is able to attain optimum solutions in most cases and also corroborate its better performance than the existing heuristic methods in the literature.

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  • Receive Date: 25 January 2014
  • Revise Date: 25 March 2014
  • Accept Date: 25 April 2014
  • First Publish Date: 01 October 2016