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Resource Constrained Assembly Line Balancing Problem Solved with Ranked Positional Weight Rule

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  • Hsiu-Hsueh Kao

    () (Department of Business Administration, Tamkang University, TAIWAN)

  • Din-Horng Yeh

    () (National Chung Cheng University, TAIWAN)

  • Yi-Hsien Wang

    () (Chinese Culture University, TAIWAN)

Abstract

We study a resource constrained assembly line balancing problem (RCALBP) presented by A?pak and G?k?en, who developed a 0-1 integer programming model to find the optimal solution. However, this model is inefficient in solving large-scale problems. In this paper, we propose a simple efficient heuristic that is based on the widely-used ranked positional weight (RPW) rule. The example given by A?pak and G?k?en is used for illustration, and numerical results of sample problems selected from the literature are given to show the effectiveness of the proposed heuristic.

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  • Hsiu-Hsueh Kao & Din-Horng Yeh & Yi-Hsien Wang, 2011. "Resource Constrained Assembly Line Balancing Problem Solved with Ranked Positional Weight Rule," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 1, pages 71-80, November.
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    Keywords

    Assembly line balancing; Resource-constrained; Heuristic; Ranked positional weight;

    JEL classification:

    • C44 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Operations Research; Statistical Decision Theory
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • E23 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Production

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