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Workforce management in manual assembly lines of large products: a case study

Martignago, Michele and Battaïa, Olga and Battini, Daria Workforce management in manual assembly lines of large products: a case study. (2017) In: IFAC World Congress 2017, 2017 - 2017 (France).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2017.08.1215


Assembly lines are used for a large variety of products in different industrial sectors. In this paper the focus is placed on complex assembly systems and workstations used for the final assembly of large and bulk products, such as trucks, aircrafts, buses, tool machines. An high number of tasks to be performed at a single assembly station, several workers involved in parallel in the assembly process and long Takt times make such systems different from the models intensively studied in the literature (e.g. the traditional Simple Assembly Line Balancing Problem). This study firstly presents a new balancing model to address the problem of the total cost minimization when different operator skills are involved at the same time and then it applies the model to a real industrial case.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:vol. 50, n° 1
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Università degli Studi di Padova (ITALY)
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Deposited On:01 Aug 2018 12:45

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