A cost based mathematical formulation for U-type assembly line balancing problem

Document Type: Original Article

Author

Department of Industrial Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz, Fars, Iran

Abstract

This paper focuses on formulating a typical U-type assembly line balancing problem. A cost based objective function including equipment cost, worker time related cost, and station opening cost is introduced to be minimized in existence of a constant cycle time. Finally, efficiency of the proposed formulation of the introduced problem is studied and tested over some benchmarks.

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