U-shaped assembly line balancing problem with genetic algorithm

Rea Kook Hwang, Hiroshi Katayama, Mitsuo Gen

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    This paper presents a multi-objective genetic algorithm (moGA) to solve the U-shaped assembly line balancing problem (UALBP). As a consequence of introducing the just-in-time (JIT) production principle, it has been recognized that U-shaped assembly line systems offer several benefits over the traditional straight line systems. We consider both the traditional straight line system and the U-shaped assembly line system, thus as an unbiased examination of line efficiency. The performance criteria considered are the number of workstations (the line efficiency) and the variation of workload. The results of experiments show that the proposed model produced as good or even better line efficiency of workstation integration and improved the variation of workload.

    ジャーナルInternational Journal of Production Research
    出版物ステータスPublished - 2008 8

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Management Science and Operations Research

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