# Business/industrial applications of the single machine scheduling problem

There is a lot of resources talking about the applications of scheduling in business in general.

I would like to know about the applications of the particular case of single machine scheduling. Any article or software will be appreciated.

• @Joffrey L., the bottleneck is a machine or facility in which it does have maximum duration/processing time rather than other machines/facilities. E.g. suppose, there are four processes in a production line and the processing time are $10$, $15$, $20$, $16$ respectively. This production line can be interpreted as a single machine schedule with the bottleneck $20$. Another approach is, four products with different the processing time should be launched in a production line. Also, this can be handled as an SMSP. In both approaches, you can analysis bottleneck to increase the performance. – A.Omidi Jun 4 '20 at 10:48