Deterministic job-shop scheduling: Past, present and future

A. S. Jain, S. Meeran

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Due to the stubborn nature of the deterministic job-shop scheduling problem many solutions proposed are of hybrid construction cutting across the traditional disciplines. The problem has been investigated from a variety of perspectives resulting in several analytical techniques combining generic as well as problem specific strategies. We seek to assess a subclass of this problem in which the objective is minimising makespan, by providing an overview of the history, the techniques used and the researchers involved. The sense and direction of their work is evaluated by assessing the reported results of their techniques on the available benchmark problems. From these results the current situation and pointers for future work are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-434
Number of pages45
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1999


  • Computational study
  • Job-shop
  • Review
  • Scheduling theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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