Multi-manned assembly line balancing problem with balanced load density
Article publication date: 2 February 2015
The purpose of this paper is balancing multi-manned assembly lines with load-balancing constraints in addition to conventional ones Most research works about the multi-manned assembly line balancing problems are focused on the conventional industrial measures that minimize total number of workers, number of multi-manned workstations or both.
This paper provides a remedial constraint for the model to balance task load density for each worker in workstations.
Comparisons between the proposed mathematical model and the existing multi-manned mathematical model show a quite promising better task load density performance for the proposed approach.
In this paper, a mathematical model that combines the minimization of multi-manned stations, worker numbers and difference of task load density of workers is proposed for the first time.
Yilmaz, H. and Yilmaz, M. (2015), "Multi-manned assembly line balancing problem with balanced load density", Assembly Automation, Vol. 35 No. 1, pp. 137-142. https://doi.org/10.1108/AA-05-2014-041
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