MPM Job-shop under Availability Constraints

Nozha Zribi, Luminița Duță, A. El Kamel


A large part of scheduling literature assumes that machines are available all the time. In this paper, the MPM Job-shop scheduling problem, where the machine maintenance has to be performed within certain time intervals inducing machine unavailability, is studied. Two approaches to solve the problem are proposed. The first is a two-phase approach where the assignment and the sequencing are solved separately. The second is an integrated approach based on the exact resolution of the 2-job problem using the geometric approach.


genetic algorithm, geometric approach, assignment heuristic

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