shortest processing time


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shortest processing time

a scheduling rule that looks at the jobs waiting to be processed and chooses the one with the shortest time for the task. See PRODUCTION SCHEDULING.
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Ramaswamy said as far as the retail loans are concerned, the bank s unique selling proposition is its shortest processing time.
The other methods which are having only one tardy job are the Shortest Processing time method and the Largest Processing time method.