makespan

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

makespan (plural makespans)

  1. In manufacturing, the time difference between the start and finish of a sequence of jobs or tasks.
    If we don't reduce the makespan of that product, the order won't be shipped on time.

References[edit]

  • Skorin-Kapov, J. and A. J. Vakharia, "Scheduling a flow-line manufacturing cell: a tabu search approach", International Journal of Production Research, 1993, vol 31, no 7, page 1722.