Chapter . A robustness index for scheduling based on sensitivity analysis

M.E. Aydin

Faculty of Business, Computing and Information Systems, London South Bank University, London, SE1 0AA, UK


This paper addresses the sensitivity analysis to test the robustness of schedules produced for job shop scheduling problems. The idea is to check the level of tolerance of the schedule against the changing conditions such as the length of processing time for particular operations. We introduced a new dimension of robustness that has not widely been discussed so far.


Job shop scheduling is considered one of the most important production scheduling problems due to its representative character. On the other hand, it is quite restricted as many ...

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