Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society

Scheduling Problems with Due Date Assignment


Publishing date
22 May 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Jan 2015

Lead Editor

1Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China

2Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

3Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

4Gonzaga University, Spokane, USA

5University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

6Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan


Scheduling Problems with Due Date Assignment

Description

Scheduling problems with due date assignment have attracted much research attention in the past few decades due to the introduction of new concepts and practices of operations management such as just-in-time production and supply chain management. In this type of problems, the due date itself is a decision variable, in contrast to classical scheduling in which due dates are exogenously given. The study of due date assignment is motivated by real-life situations in which due dates are determined in negotiation with customers. In order to avoid earliness-tardiness penalties, including the possibility of losing customers, companies are under increasing pressure to quote attainable due dates. At the same time, promising due dates too far into the future may not be acceptable to customers or may force the company to offer price discounts in order to keep the customers. This is a difficult task and there is clearly an inherent tradeoff between quoting short due dates and due dates that can be easily met. Due to their theoretical challenges and practical values, scheduling with due date assignment has attracted a considerable amount of research attention in the literature. Further developments in such a discrete mathematical approach are restricted by the absence of general principles that could play the same role as the vibrational principles in operation research or application statistics.

This special issue is devoted to publishing original and significant results on scheduling problems with due date assignment. This special issue will cover a wide range of topics covering new theory development, innovative modelling and analysis, fundamental methodological breakthroughs, and novel applications. Papers can be theoretical, methodological, computational, or application-oriented.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Scheduling with due date assignment and learning effects
  • Scheduling with due date assignment and ageing effects
  • Scheduling with due date assignment and two agents
  • Scheduling with due date assignment and resource consumptions
  • New models for scheduling with due date assignment
  • New methods for dealing with scheduling with due date assignment

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 419042
  • - Research Article

Integrated Optimization of Service-Oriented Train Plan and Schedule on Intercity Rail Network with Varying Demand

Wenliang Zhou | Junli Tian | ... | Jin Qin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 932680
  • - Research Article

Two-Agent Scheduling to Minimize the Maximum Cost with Position-Dependent Jobs

Long Wan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 851492
  • - Research Article

Recognition and Empirical Research on Key Influencing Factors of Low Carbon Development for Logistics Company

Xiang-Yun Duan | Hsiu-Jung Chou | Shuenn-Ren Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 805294
  • - Research Article

Online Scheduling on a Single Machine with Grouped Processing Times

Qijia Liu | Long Wan | Lijun Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 149182
  • - Research Article

Bounded Fatou Components of Composite Transcendental Entire Functions with Gaps

Cunji Yang | Shaoming Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 503297
  • - Research Article

A Note on Two-Agent Scheduling with Resource Dependent Release Times on a Single Machine

Peng Liu | Lini Duan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 464390
  • - Research Article

Scheduling and Common Due Date Assignment on a Single Parallel-Batching Machine with Batch Delivery

Hua Gong | Biao Zhang | Wuliang Peng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 638104
  • - Research Article

A Column Generation Based Hyper-Heuristic to the Bus Driver Scheduling Problem

Hong Li | Ying Wang | ... | Sujian Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 683269
  • - Editorial

Scheduling Problems with Due Date Assignment

Yunqiang Yin | Shuenn-Ren Cheng | ... | Chin-Chia Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 841637
  • - Research Article

A Hybrid Heuristic Algorithm for Ship Block Construction Space Scheduling Problem

Shicheng Hu | Tengjiao Liu | ... | Xuedong Sun
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
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