We describe and evaluate several branch-and-bound algorithms for an identical parallel machine scheduling problem with family set-up times and an objective of minimizing total weighted flowtime. The algorithms differ by choice of lower bound method. Computational results suggest conditions favourable to a particular algorithm as well as the range of problem sizes that can be optimally solved in reasonable CPU time.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering