High mixture-rate versus plural low mixture-rate assembly line -A melancholic but a seductive preference choice

Hiroshi Katayama

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes an effective design procedure of multi-item plural-line production system, aiming to provide a relevant tool for reconfiguring production systems in the current volatile market environment. The procedure consists of four steps, i.e. proximity analysis of production items, creation of integrated precedence network of operations, line balancing procedure and performance evaluation. A case study is also carried out for validity check in collaboration with a small/medium manufacturing company.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication37th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2007
    Pages1543-1548
    Number of pages6
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event37th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2007 - Alexandria
    Duration: 2007 Oct 202007 Oct 23

    Other

    Other37th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2007
    CityAlexandria
    Period07/10/2007/10/23

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    Keywords

    • Assembly line
    • Balancing efficiency
    • Case study
    • Cluster analysis
    • Multi-product
    • Number of workers
    • Plural-line
    • Product mixture rate
    • Simulation experiment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Katayama, H. (2007). High mixture-rate versus plural low mixture-rate assembly line -A melancholic but a seductive preference choice. In 37th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2007 (Vol. 2, pp. 1543-1548)