Title

Machine Scheduling with a Maintenance Interval and Job Delivery Coordination

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Frontiers of Algorithmics

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-19647-3_10

ISBN

978-3-319-19647-3

ISSN

1611-3349

Abstract

We investigate a scheduling problem with job delivery coordination in which the machine has a maintenance time interval. The goal is to minimize the makespan. In the problem, each job needs to be processed on the machine non-preemptively for a certain time, and then transported to a distribution center; transportation is by one vehicle with a limited physical capacity, and it takes constant time to deliver a shipment to the distribution center and return back to the machine. We present a 2-approximation algorithm for the problem, and show that the performance ratio is tight.

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