# Answer to Question #86118 in Financial Math for Anand

Question #86118

Explain each parameter in the sequencing model: n/m/F/Fmax

Expert's answer

This simple notation written as n/m/F/Fmax means flow shop scheduling: to minimize the maximum makespan or flow time with m machines and n jobs.

n is used to denote a number of job-arrival processes;

m means the number of machines in the given scheduling problem;

F is used in **f**low shop scheduling, or the **f**low pattern of jobs through machines used in the shop;

Fmax refers to the criterion for determining a schedule of jobs.

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