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Efficient flow-shop scheduling for large print shops with heavy-tail job size distributions

 

In this talk, we focus on the flexible flow-shop scheduling problem that arises in large print shops. Special attention is given to heavy-tail job size distributions and sequence-dependent setup costs that can be found in many print-shop environments. We describe a number of computationally efficient approaches to improving the productivity of large print shops while keeping the number of late jobs low.

 
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Zhou, R. ; Rai, S. Efficient flow-shop scheduling for large print shops with heavy-tail job size distributions. INFORMS Annual Meeting; 2008 October 12-15; Washington DC.