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Balancing of mixed-model two-sided assembly lines

Authors
Journal
Computers & Industrial Engineering
0360-8352
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
57
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2008.11.012
Keywords
  • Two-Sided Assembly Line Balancing
  • Mixed-Model Production
  • Mathematical Model
  • Simulated Annealing
Disciplines
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

Abstract

Abstract This paper presents a new mathematical model and a simulated annealing algorithm for the mixed-model two-sided assembly line balancing problem. The proposed mathematical model minimizes the number of mated-stations ( i. e., the line length) as the primary objective and minimizes the number of stations ( i. e., the number of operators) as a secondary objective for a given cycle time. In the proposed simulated annealing algorithm, two performance criteria are considered simultaneously: maximizing the weighted line efficiency and minimizing the weighted smoothness index. The proposed approach is illustrated with an example problem, and its performance is tested on a set of test problems. The experimental results show that the proposed approach performs well.

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