No-wait flowshops with bicriteria of makespan and total completion time


We consider the m-machine no-wait flowshop scheduling problem with the objective of minimizing a weighted sum of makespan and total completion time. For the two-machine problem, we develop a dominance relation and embed it within a proposed branch-and-bound algorithm. For the m-machine problem, we propose a heuristic. Computational experiments show that the proposed heuristic outperforms the best existing multi-criteria heuristics and the best single criterion heuristics for makespan and total completion time. The efficiency of the dominance relation and branch-and-bound algorithm is also investigated and shown to be effective.