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The shift team formation problem in multi-shift manufacturing operations

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  • Slomp, Jannes
  • Suresh, Nallan C.

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    This paper addresses the problem of assigning operators to teams that work in single-, two-, or three-day shift systems. The problem was motivated by, and illustrated with a case situation encountered in Dutch manufacturing industry. The problem addressed forms an extension of cell formation problems which are currently in the phase of addressing labor-related issues in cell design. A generalized goal problem formulation is presented to address multiple, conflicting objectives covering cross-training of workers, ensuring adequate levels of labor flexibility and minimizing labor-related costs. The proposed solution procedure consists of two phases. In the first phase, shift systems, in which applicable machines and the sizes of each shift team are identified. The next phase deals with assignment of operators to various teams and identification of specific cross-training needs for various workers. This phase involves the use of interactive goal programming. The methodology is illustrated by details from the case situation as well as a numerical example.

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    Paper provided by University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management) in its series Research Report with number 02A67.

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    Date of creation: 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:dgr:rugsom:02a67

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    1. Molleman, Eric & Slomp, Jannes & Rolefes, Samantha, 2002. "The evolution of a cellular manufacturing system - a longitudinal case study," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 75(3), pages 305-322, February.
    2. Nijkamp, P. & Spronk, J., 1978. "Interactive multiple goal programming," Serie Research Memoranda 0003, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
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