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Balancing workload and workforce capacity in lean management: application to multi-model assembly lines

Author
Fortuny-Santos, J.; Ruiz de Arbulo, P.; Cuatrecasas, L.; Fortuny, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Applied sciences (Basel)
Date of publication
2020-12-10
Volume
10
Number
24
First page
1: 8829
Last page
21: 8829
DOI
10.3390/app10248829
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/334738 Open in new window
URL
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/24/8829 Open in new window
Abstract
While multi-model assembly lines are used by advanced lean companies because of their flexibility (different models of a product are produced in small lots and reach the customers in a short lead time), most of the extant literature on how to staff assembly lines focuses either on single-model lines or on mixed-model lines. The literature on multi-model lines is scarce and results given by current methods may be of limited applicability. In consequence, we develop a procedure to staff multi-mode...
Citation
Fortuny-Santos, J. [et al.]. Balancing workload and workforce capacity in lean management: application to multi-model assembly lines. "Applied sciences", 10 Desembre 2020, vol. 10, núm. 24, p. 1: 8829-21: 8829.
Keywords
Assembly line, Lean manufacturing, OR-Tools, Python, Workforce
Group of research
OPE-PROTHIUS - Production and Business Management

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