A goal programming approach to simple U-line balancing problem

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Gokcen H. , Agpak K.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, cilt.171, ss.577-585, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 171
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ejor.2004.09.021
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.577-585


In this paper, a goal programming model for the simple U-line balancing (ULB) problem is developed. The model is based on the integer programming formulation developed by Urban [Urban, Note: Optimal balancing of U-shaped assembly lines, Management Science 44(5) (1998) 738-741] for the ULB problem and the goal model of Deckro and Rangachari [Deckro, Rangachari, A goal approach to assembly line balancing, Computers and Operations Research 17 (1990) 509-521] developed for the traditional single model assembly line balancing (ALB) problem. The proposed model which is the first multi-criteria decision making approach to the U-Iine version provides increased flexibility to the decision maker since several conflicting goals can be simultaneously considered. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.