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FCFS, SPT,EDD,S/RO and CR rules.

The repair manager at Standard Components needs to develop a priority schedule for repairing 8 Dell pc's. Each job requires analysis using the same diagnostic system. Futhermore,each job will require additional processing after the diagnostic evaluation. The manager does not expect any rescheduling delays,and the jobs are to move directly to the next process after all diagnostic work is completed.

Job Work time day due date(days) Shop time remanining(days) operations remaining
1 1.25 6 2.5 5
2 2.75 5 3.5 7
3 2.50 7 4.0 9
4 3.00 6 4.5 12
5 2.50 5 3.0 8
6 1.75 8 2.5 6
7 2.25 7 3.0 9
8 2.00 5 2.5 3

a) Compare the relative performance of the FCFS,SPT,EDD,S/RO and CR rules.
b) Discuss the selection of one of the rules for this company. What criteria do you consider most important in the selection of a rule in this situation?

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Solution compares the relative performance of the FCFS,SPT,EDD,S/RO and CR rules.

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