Rebalancing of assembly lines

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2015
Sancı, Ece
In this study, we consider an assembly line rebalancing problem. We assume that there is a disruption on one or more workstations that makes the current solution infeasible. After the disruption, we aim to find a rebalance so as to catch the trade-off between the efficiency measure of cycle time and the stability measure of number of tasks assigned to different workstations in the original and new solutions. We generate all nondominated objective vectors with respect to our efficiency and stability measures. We develop two optimization algorithms: classical approach and branch and bound algorithm. The results of our experiments show the favorable behaviors of both algorithms and superiority of branch and bound algorithm.

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E. Sancı, “Rebalancing of assembly lines,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.