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Mixed Model Line Balancing with Smoothed Station Assignments

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  • Nick T. Thomopoulos

    (Illinois Institute of Technology)

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    The general practice in mixed model assembly line balancing is to assign work to stations in a manner that each station has an equal amount of work on a daily or shift basis. This paper shows how a modification to mixed model line balancing algorithms can be used so that the stations are loaded more consistently on a model by model basis as well. In addition, the modification now allows mixed model line balancing to become a plausible tool for batched assembly line processes. The procedure is general in nature and is applicable to most line balancing algorithms.

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    Article provided by INFORMS in its journal Management Science.

    Volume (Year): 16 (1970)
    Issue (Month): 9 (May)
    Pages: 593-603

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    Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:16:y:1970:i:9:p:593-603

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    1. Nils Boysen & Malte Fliedner & Armin Scholl, 2006. "Assembly line balancing: Which model to use when?," Jenaer Schriften zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft 23/2006, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    2. Bukchin, Joseph & Masin, Michael, 2004. "Multi-objective design of team oriented assembly systems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 156(2), pages 326-352, July.
    3. Zulch, Gert & Braun, Wolfgang J. & Schiller, Emmerich F., 1997. "Analytical approach of determining job division in manual assembly systems," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 51(1-2), pages 123-134, August.
    4. Gokcen, Hadi & Erel, Erdal, 1997. "A goal programming approach to mixed-model assembly line balancing problem," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 177-185, January.
    5. Karabati, Selcuk & Sayin, Serpil, 2003. "Assembly line balancing in a mixed-model sequencing environment with synchronous transfers," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 149(2), pages 417-429, September.
    6. Yavuz, Mesut & Tufekci, Suleyman, 2006. "A bounded dynamic programming solution to the batching problem in mixed-model just-in-time manufacturing systems," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 103(2), pages 841-862, October.
    7. Bukchin, Joseph & Darel, Ezey & Rubinovitz, Jacob, 1997. "Team-oriented assembly system design: A new approach," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 51(1-2), pages 47-57, August.
    8. Nils Boysen & Malte Fliedner & Armin Scholl, 2006. "Assembly line balancing: Joint precedence graphs under high product variety," Jenaer Schriften zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft 34/2006, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    9. Sternatz, Johannes, 2014. "Enhanced multi-Hoffmann heuristic for efficiently solving real-world assembly line balancing problems in automotive industry," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 235(3), pages 740-754.
    10. Nils Boysen & Malte Fliedner & Armin Scholl, 2006. "Produktionsplanung bei Variantenfließfertigung: Planungshierarchie und Hierarchische Planung," Jenaer Schriften zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft 22/2006, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
    11. Erel, Erdal & Gokcen, Hadi, 1999. "Shortest-route formulation of mixed-model assembly line balancing problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 116(1), pages 194-204, July.
    12. Simon Emde & Nils Boysen & Armin Scholl, 2008. "Balancing mixed-model assembly lines: a computational evaluation of objectives to smoothen workload," Jena Research Papers in Business and Economics - Working and Discussion Papers 17/2008, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration.
    13. van Zante-de Fokkert, Jannet I. & de Kok, Ton G., 1997. "The mixed and multi model line balancing problem: a comparison," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 100(3), pages 399-412, August.

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