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Resource Constrained Assembly Line Balancing Problem Solved with Ranked Positional Weight Rule

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  • Hsiu-Hsueh Kao

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    (Department of Business Administration, Tamkang University, TAIWAN)

  • Din-Horng Yeh

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    (National Chung Cheng University, TAIWAN)

  • Yi-Hsien Wang

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    (Chinese Culture University, TAIWAN)

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    We study a resource constrained assembly line balancing problem (RCALBP) presented by A?pak and G?k?en, who developed a 0-1 integer programming model to find the optimal solution. However, this model is inefficient in solving large-scale problems. In this paper, we propose a simple efficient heuristic that is based on the widely-used ranked positional weight (RPW) rule. The example given by A?pak and G?k?en is used for illustration, and numerical results of sample problems selected from the literature are given to show the effectiveness of the proposed heuristic.

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    Article provided by Better Advances Press, Canada in its journal Review of Economics & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
    Issue (Month): (November)
    Pages: 71-80

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    Keywords: Assembly line balancing; Resource-constrained; Heuristic; Ranked positional weight;

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