Balancing and sequencing of parallel mixed-model assembly lines

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Özcan U. , Çerçioğlu H. , Gökçen H. , Toklu B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH, cilt.48, ss.5089-5113, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 48
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00207540903055735
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.5089-5113


In this paper, a simulated annealing approach is developed for the parallel mixed-model assembly line balancing and model sequencing (PMMAL/BS) problem which is an extension of the parallel assembly line balancing (PALB) problem introduced by Gokcen et al. (2006). In PALB, the aim is to balance more than one assembly line together. Balancing of the lines simultaneously with a common resource is very important in terms of resource minimisation. The proposed approach maximises the line efficiency and distributes the workloads smoothly across stations. The proposed approach is illustrated with two numerical examples and its performance is tested on a set of test problems. The computational results show that the proposed approach is very effective for PMMAL/BS.