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Note. Optimal Balancing of U-Shaped Assembly Lines

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  • Timothy L. Urban

    (Quantitative Methods and MIS Department, The University of Tulsa, 600 South College Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104)

Abstract

This note presents an integer programming formulation for determining the optimal balance for the U-line line balancing problem. It is shown that this model can optimally solve larger problems than previously reported.

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  • Timothy L. Urban, 1998. "Note. Optimal Balancing of U-Shaped Assembly Lines," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 44(5), pages 738-741, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:44:y:1998:i:5:p:738-741
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    2. James R. Jackson, 1956. "A Computing Procedure for a Line Balancing Problem," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 2(3), pages 261-271, April.
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    Line Balancing; U-Shaped Layouts; Optimization;

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