A new heuristic approach to assembly line balancing

A. Raouf, C. L. Tsui, E. A. El-Sayed

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The main feature of the method suggested in this paper is the assignment of priority to elements and priority elements are preferred to non-priority elements when assigning elements to stations. It gives the minimum number of stations under a predetermined cycle time. The work element time is considered to be invariant. This method has been tested by solving nearly all the problems available in the pertinent literature. This method yields better or similar results as available in the literature. A computer program incorporating the new heuristic method is presented in the paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-234
Number of pages12
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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