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The Car Resequencing Problem with Pull-Off Tables


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  • Nils Boysen

    (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

  • Uli Golle

    (Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz)

  • Franz Rothlauf

    (Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz)

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    The car sequencing problem determines sequences of different car models launched down a mixed-model assembly line. To avoid work overloads of workforce, car sequencing restricts the maximum occurrence of labor-intensive options, e.g., a sunroof, by applying sequencing rules. We consider this problem in a resequencing context, where a given number of buffers (denoted as pull-off tables) is available for rearranging a stirred sequence. The problem is formalized and suited solution procedures are developed. A lower bound and a dominance rule are introduced which both reduce the running time of our graph approach. Finally, a real-world resequencing setting is investigated.

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    Article provided by German Academic Association for Business Research in its journal BuR - Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 276-292

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    Handle: RePEc:vhb:journl:v:4:y:2011:i:2:p:276-292

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    Keywords: mixed-model assembly line; car sequencing; resequencing;


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    1. Solnon, Christine & Cung, Van Dat & Nguyen, Alain & Artigues, Christian, 2008. "The car sequencing problem: Overview of state-of-the-art methods and industrial case-study of the ROADEF'2005 challenge problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 191(3), pages 912-927, December.
    2. Boysen, Nils & Fliedner, Malte & Scholl, Armin, 2009. "Sequencing mixed-model assembly lines: Survey, classification and model critique," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 192(2), pages 349-373, January.
    3. Andreas Drexl & Alf Kimms, 2001. "Sequencing JIT Mixed-Model Assembly Lines Under Station-Load and Part-Usage Constraints," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 47(3), pages 480-491, March.
    4. Nils Boysen & Malte Fliedner & Armin Scholl, 2010. "Level scheduling under limited resequencing flexibility," Jena Research Papers in Business and Economics - Working and Discussion Papers 06/2010, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration.
    5. Fliedner, Malte & Boysen, Nils, 2008. "Solving the car sequencing problem via Branch & Bound," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 191(3), pages 1023-1042, December.
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