Stochastic Scheduling

Expectation-Variance Analysis of a Schedule

Subhash C. Sarin; Balaji Nagarajan; Lingrui Liao
eISBN-13: 9780511764073

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Stochastic scheduling is in the area of production scheduling. There is a dearth of work that analyzes the variability of schedules. In a stochastic environment, in which the processing time of a job is not known with certainty, a schedule is typically analyzed based on the expected value of a performance measure. This book addresses this problem and presents algorithms to determine the variability of a schedule under various machine configurations and objective functions. It is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in manufacturing, operations management, applied mathematics, and computer science, and it is also a good reference book for practitioners. Computer software containing the algorithms is provided on an accompanying website for ease of student and user implementation.

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ISBNs 9780521518512, 9780521518512, 9780511764073
Language eng