Improved dynamic programming model implementation for balancing the U-shaped production line
Line balancing, Production lines, U-lines, Just-in-time, JIT manufacturing, Dynamic programming, Straight lines, Volume flexibility, Operator flexibility, Materials handling, Product quality, Awkward walking patterns, Industrial engineering
U-lines have been used to implement JIT manufacturing. Manufacturers find that U-lines perform better than straight line in volume flexibility, operator flexibility, material handling and product quality. In this work, we attempt to improve dynamic programming (DP) for obtaining a balance in a U-line. In this DP implementation, we consider practical characteristics of the line. This consideration eliminates producing a balance with awkward walking pattern in the line. Computational results using well-known literature problems are also presented.
International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Cheng, C.,Gunasekaran, A.,& Ho, K. (2010). Improved dynamic programming model implementation for balancing the U-shaped production line. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 6 (4), 463-482. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJISE.2010.035726