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U-shaped assembly line layouts and their impact on labor productivity: An experimental study

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  • Aase, Gerald R.
  • Olson, John R.
  • Schniederjans, Marc J.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 156 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 (August)
    Pages: 698-711

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:156:y:2004:i:3:p:698-711

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    1. Boysen, Nils & Fliedner, Malte & Scholl, Armin, 2008. "Assembly line balancing: Which model to use when," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 111(2), pages 509-528, February.
    2. Sabuncuoglu, Ihsan & Erel, Erdal & Alp, Arda, 2009. "Ant colony optimization for the single model U-type assembly line balancing problem," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 120(2), pages 287-300, August.
    3. Kara, Yakup & Paksoy, Turan & Chang, Ching-Ter, 2009. "Binary fuzzy goal programming approach to single model straight and U-shaped assembly line balancing," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 195(2), pages 335-347, June.
    4. Jayaswal, Sachin & Agarwal, Prashant, . "Balancing U-Shaped Assembly Lines with Resource Dependent Task Times: A Simulated Annealing Approach," IIMA Working Papers WP2013-11-06, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.

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