# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

October  2019, 15(4): 1955-1964. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2018131

## Scheduling with step-deteriorating jobs to minimize the makespan

 1 School of Mathematical Sciences, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, China 2 School of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada 3 School of Management, Qufu Normal University, Rizhao 276826, China

* Corresponding author: Email: miaocuixia@126.com

Received  March 2018 Revised  April 2018 Published  August 2018

In this paper, we consider the scheduling with step-deteriorating jobs. The objective is to minimize the makespan. We first propose a property of any optimal schedule after analyzing the NP-hardness for the parallel-machine scheduling with a common deteriorating date, and then present a fully polynomial time approximation scheme for the case where the number of machines $m$ is a constant and jobs have anti-agreeable parameters. Furthermore, we show that the single-machine scheduling is NP-hard in the strong sense if jobs have distinct release dates and distinct deteriorating dates.

Citation: Cuixia Miao, Yuzhong Zhang. Scheduling with step-deteriorating jobs to minimize the makespan. Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization, 2019, 15 (4) : 1955-1964. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2018131
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