The adoption of mixed-model assembly lines is becoming widespread in order to follow product variations and diversities to cope with the emerging market scenarios. Balancing and sequencing phases are key tasks for the design and use of mixed-model assembly lines and managing them in an integrated way could lead to some benefits. Nonetheless, most of the models consider the two phases sequentially. Assuming that some form of integration lead to improved performance of the line, this paper aims at investigating the effect of anticipating information related to the sequencing phase (mix distribution probability and sequencing logic) during the balancing phase. A heuristic procedure is developed and its performance are compared against two reference models.

Improvement of mixed model assembly line balancing considering mix distribution probability and sequencing logic

CORTI, DONATELLA;POZZETTI, ALESSANDRO
2010-01-01

Abstract

The adoption of mixed-model assembly lines is becoming widespread in order to follow product variations and diversities to cope with the emerging market scenarios. Balancing and sequencing phases are key tasks for the design and use of mixed-model assembly lines and managing them in an integrated way could lead to some benefits. Nonetheless, most of the models consider the two phases sequentially. Assuming that some form of integration lead to improved performance of the line, this paper aims at investigating the effect of anticipating information related to the sequencing phase (mix distribution probability and sequencing logic) during the balancing phase. A heuristic procedure is developed and its performance are compared against two reference models.
Assembly line balancing; mixed-model; MALBP; sequencing problem
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