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Shortest-route formulation of mixed-model assembly line balancing problem. (English) Zbl 1009.90120
Summary: A shortest-route formulation of the mixed-model assembly line balancing problem is presented. Common tasks across models are assumed to exist and these tasks are performed in the same stations. The formulation is based on an algorithm which solves the single-model version of the problem. The mixed-model system is transformed into a single-model system with a combined precedence diagram. The model is capable of considering any constraint that can be expressed as a function of task assignments.

MSC:
90C35 Programming involving graphs or networks
90B80 Discrete location and assignment
90B10 Deterministic network models in operations research
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