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Transfer Batch Scheduling for a Two-stage Flowshop with Identical Parallel Machine at Each Stage

This paper considers the transfer batch scheduling problem for a two-stage flowshop with identical parallel machines at each stage. Two cases of separable and inseparable setup times and processing times are examined. A scheduling rule similar to Johnson's rule is suggested to minimize makespan. The scheduling method developed in this paper subsumes many existing methods for two-stage flowshop makespan minimization. A numerical example is presented to illustrate the scheduling method.

Publication Information
Article Title: Transfer Batch Scheduling for a Two-stage Flowshop with Identical Parallel Machine at Each Stage
Journal: Omega (Jan, 1997)
Vol. 25, No. 5
Author(s): Lee, Sang M;  Kim, J-S.;  Kang, S-H.
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Lee, Sang M
Lee, Sang M
Emeritus
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  • International - South and Central America
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