Performance evaluation of a mixed-model assembly line with a bypass subline under line stop condition

M. Kojima, K. Nakashima

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Abstract

A mixed-model assembly line is designed for production of many products of small quantities. A bypass line is installed for absorbing the difference of working time between items to be assembled on the mixed-model assembly line. When the man-hour is greatly different among the product types, however, the variation of the working delay and advancement cannot be absorbed and the line stop occurs. In this research, the length of working area, the variation of working times and the capacity of the buffer of the line are considered for performance evaluation of a mixed-model line with a bypass subline and their influence on the work completion time and the line stop time is examined by simulation experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEM2010 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Pages2019-2022
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM2010 - Macao, China
Duration: 2010 Dec 72010 Dec 10

Publication series

NameIEEM2010 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM2010
CountryChina
CityMacao
Period10/12/710/12/10

Keywords

  • Bypass line
  • Line design
  • Line stop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Kojima, M., & Nakashima, K. (2010). Performance evaluation of a mixed-model assembly line with a bypass subline under line stop condition. In IEEM2010 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (pp. 2019-2022). [5675597] (IEEM2010 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2010.5675597