Title

A Comparison of Job Shop Dispatching Rules Using a Total Cost Criterion

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1994

Abstract

Recent research shows existing dispatching rules, proposed for minimizing the total cost, do not perform better than the Critical Ratio rule. New dispatching rules are, therefore, proposed in this paper and are shown to perform significantly better than existing dispatching rules. Under certain conditions of high tardiness penalty rate, high machine utilization, and tight due date, the new dispatching rules result in as much saving as 35% of the total cost incurred by the Critical Ratio rule.

Keywords

Scheduling, Production system, Job shop, Comparative study, Simulation, Dispatching rule

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

International Journal of Production Research

Volume

32

Issue

4

First Page

807

Last Page

820

ISSN

0020-7543

Identifier

10.1080/00207549408956972