Group for Research in Decision Analysis


Scheduling Algorithms for Flexible Flowshops: Worst and Average Case Performance


We discuss the performance of scheduling algorithms for a certain kind of manufacturing environment, called the "Flexible Flowshop", which consists of a certain number of machine centers. Each center has one or more identical parallel machines. Each part is processed by at most one machine in each center. The problem of finding minimum finish time schedule is considered. Heuristic algorithms are presented and are studied in the worst and average case performance contexts.

, 34 pages

This cahier was revised in September 1988