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A comparative study of multi-objective ant colony optimization algorithms for the time and space assembly line balancing problem

Author
Chica, M.; Cordón, O.; Damas, S.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Applied soft computing
Date of publication
2013
Volume
13
Number
11
First page
4370
Last page
4382
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2013.06.014 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568494613002032 Open in new window
Abstract
Assembly lines for mass manufacturing incrementally build production items by performing tasks on them while flowing between workstations. The configuration of an assembly line consists of assigning tasks to different workstations in order to optimize its operation subject to certain constraints such as the precedence relationships between the tasks. The operation of an assembly line can be optimized by minimizing two conflicting objectives, namely the number of workstations and the physical are...
Keywords
Ant Colony Optimization, Automotive industry, Multi-Objective Optimization, Time and Space Assembly Line Balancing Problem
Group of research
OPE-PROTHIUS -

Participants

  • Chica Serrano, Manuel  (author)
  • Cordón García, Oscar  (author)
  • Damas Arroyo, Sergio  (author)