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The coordination of single-machine scheduling with availability constraints and delivery

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  • Single-machine scheduling problems with production and delivery are studied in this paper. There is only one delivery vehicle with capacity $z$. Jobs are not allowed to resume. The $P \rightarrow D$ system and $D \rightarrow P$ system are considered, respectively. For the machine with an availability constraint, we present two $4/3$-approximation algorithms and show that the bounds are tight. For the machine with periodic availability constraints, we provide two polynomial time approximation algorithms which are the best possible.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 90B35, 90C27.


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