Parallel Assembly Line Balancing Model with Tooling Consideration and Demand Fulfilment (ALBPTD)

Esam Alhomaidi, Ronald G. Askin

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Abstract

In this study, we propose a model that extends the assembly line balancing problem (ALBP) to consider parallel lines with tool requirements by task and demand fulfillment (ALBPTD). We develop an integer program to minimize the system's total cost including the variable operational and fixed costs associated with workstations and tooling. The proposed model investigates the best demand distribution among lines. To assess the model's performance, test data sets from the literature are employed with different problem sizes and precedence structures. The model performs well in terms of computational time for medium sized problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC-PapersOnLine
Volume55
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event10th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control, MIM 2022 - Nantes, France
Duration: Jun 22 2022Jun 24 2022

Keywords

  • Assembly line balancing
  • Cost minimization
  • Demand fulfillment
  • Integer programming
  • Parallel lines
  • Tooling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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