A Multiproduct Assembly Line Balancing Problem.
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER
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The report considers the situation where the number of products to be assembled exceed the number of assembly lines and hence more than one product must be run on the same line. It is assumed that no two products will be run on the same line at the same time, therefore, the sequencing model can not be used for this situation. The problem is approached by first finding the number of work stations required for the desired production of the products to be assembled on the line. Then each product is considered individually and different balances are obtained by using either a hand calculation method or a computer method. Then a criterion is established to find the best balances obtained. The procedure developed is applied to an industrial type problem where two workers man each work station. The major differences between this case and the classical model of one worker at each station are discussed. Author
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