Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149074
Authors: 
Kimms, Alf
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
Manuskripte aus den Instituten für Betriebswirtschaftslehre der Universität Kiel 524
Abstract: 
While balancing straight assembly lines is a well-studied problem, the Situation where the assembly line has a U-shaped Iayout is a still emerging research field. The advantage of these lines is that workers may simply turn around to operate at two legs of the line. Hence, there is an additional degree of freedom for assigning Operations to stations. This bears the hope that U-lines are more efficient than straight lines. Since work on this NP-hard problem has mainly focused on exact algorithms, we study priority rule heuristics. We adapted 16 priority rules which have been applied to the straight line case before and examine their Performance with a computational study.
Subjects: 
U-Lines
assembly line balancing
priority rule heuristics
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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