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Level Schedules for Mixed-Model Assembly Lines in Just-In-Time Production Systems

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  • John Miltenburg

    (Faculty of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4)

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    Mixed-model assembly lines are used to produce many different products without carrying large inventories. The effective utilization of these lines requires that a schedule for assembling the different products be determined. For Just-In-Time (JIT) production systems, which require producing only the necessary products in the necessary quantities at the necessary times, the objective is to keep a constant rate of usage of all parts used by the line. This is called levelling or balancing the schedule. This paper develops a theoretical basis for scheduling these systems, and presents new scheduling algorithms and heuristics.

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    Article provided by INFORMS in its journal Management Science.

    Volume (Year): 35 (1989)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 192-207

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    Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:35:y:1989:i:2:p:192-207

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    Keywords: production/scheduling: line balancing; inventory/production: just-in-time; facilities/equipment planning;

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    19. Malte Fliedner & Nils Boysen & Armin Scholl, 2008. "Solving symmetric mixed-model multi-level just-in-time scheduling problems," Jena Research Papers in Business and Economics - Working and Discussion Papers 18/2008, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration.
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