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

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  • 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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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration in its series Jena Research Papers in Business and Economics - Working and Discussion Papers with number 06/2007.

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Date of creation: 2007
Publication status: Published in: Production Planning and Control 20/5 (2009), 455-471
Handle: RePEc:jen:jenjbe:2007-06
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