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Operations scheduling on a single machine: priority rules

Several priority rules are applied for sequencing a given set of jobs on a single machine. The sequence may be visualized with the help of a Gantt-chart.


FCFS First Come First Served
SPT shortest processing time

Note: The priority rules are applied to all jobs, even if a job hasn't yet arrived at the workstation. If all arrival dates are zero, under the FCFS rule the jobs are ordered with respect to their index.


- Nahmias (1997), Chapter 7

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