earliest start time


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earliest start time

[¦ər·lē·əst ′start ‚tīm]
(industrial engineering)
The earliest time at which an activity may begin in the schedule of a project; it equals the earliest time that all predecessor activities can be completed.
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Caption: Figure 2: Interpolation procedure used for computing the earliest start time.
(3) Deterministic sequence based on the start time (DSST): it determines the task processing sequence based on the start time (prior to sequencing the task with the small earliest start time).
Generally, when the resource constraints are not considered, the start time of an activity can be scheduled within the time window between the earliest start time and the latest start time.
where [C.sub.i min] is equal to the earliest start time of the last operation task(i, [n.sub.i]) plus the processing time of the operation.
Rsa) 67 Slattery occupied one of the earliest start times of the day - going out at 6.52am - as the course slowly recovered from another pounding from the elements.