Balancing of mixed-model two-sided assembly lines


ÖZCAN U. , TOKLU B.

COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, vol.57, no.1, pp.217-227, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cie.2008.11.012
  • Title of Journal : COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-227

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. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.