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Production Planning of Mixed-Model Assembly Lines: Overview and Extensions


  • Nils Boysen

    () (Universität Hamburg, Institut für Industrielles Management)

  • Malte Fliedner

    () (Universität Hamburg, Institut für Industrielles Management)

  • Armin Scholl

    () (University of Jena, Faculty of Economics)


Mixed-model assembly lines are of great practical relevance and are widely used in a range of industries, such as the final assembly of the automotive and electronics industries. Prior research mainly selected and discussed isolated problems rather than considering the whole planning process. In this article mixed-model production planning is decomposed into five steps: initial configuration of the line, master scheduling, reconfiguration planning, sequencing and resequencing. The paper reviews and discusses all relevant planning steps and proposes general planning instruments as well as formalized decision models for those steps, which have not been thoroughly investigated in the literature thus far.

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  • Nils Boysen & Malte Fliedner & Armin Scholl, 2007. "Production Planning of Mixed-Model Assembly Lines: Overview and Extensions," Jena Research Papers in Business and Economics - Working and Discussion Papers (Expired!) 06/2007, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration.
  • Handle: RePEc:jen:jenjbe:2007-06

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    1. Bautista, J. & Companys, R. & Corominas, A., 1996. "Heuristics and exact algorithms for solving the Monden problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 88(1), pages 101-113, January.
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    1. Simon Emde & Nils Boysen & Armin Scholl, 2008. "Balancing mixed-model assembly lines: a computational evaluation of objectives to smoothen workload," Jena Research Papers in Business and Economics - Working and Discussion Papers (Expired!) 17/2008, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration.

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    Mixed-model assembly lines; Production planning;

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