Scheduling parallel machines with single vehicle delivery Academic Article uri icon


  • 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York. We investigate the integrated production and distribution scheduling problem in a supply chain. The manufacturers production environment is modeled as a parallel machine system. A single capacitated vehicle is employed to deliver products in batches to multiple customers. The scheduling problem can also be viewed as either parallel machines with delivery considerations or a flexible flowshop. Different inventory holding costs, job sizes (volume or storage space required in the transportation unit), and job priorities are taken into account. Efficient mathematical modeling and near-optimal heuristic approaches are presented for minimizing total weighted completion time.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Heuristics

author list (cited authors)

  • Cakici, E., Mason, S. J., Geismar, H. N., & Fowler, J. W.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Cakici, Eray||Mason, Scott J||Geismar, H Neil||Fowler, John W

publication date

  • October 2014