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Enhanced multi-Hoffmann heuristic for efficiently solving real-world assembly line balancing problems in automotive industry

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  • Sternatz, Johannes
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    In production systems of automobile manufacturers, multi-variant products are assembled on paced final assembly lines. The assignment of operations to workplaces and workers deter mines the productivity of the manufacturing process. In research, various exact and heuristic solution procedures have been developed for different versions of the so-called assembly line balancing problem.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 235 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 740-754

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:235:y:2014:i:3:p:740-754
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2013.11.005
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