A computerized methodology for balancing and sequencing mixed model stochastic assembly lines

dc.contributor.authorPantouvanos, John P.en
dc.contributor.departmentIndustrial and Systems Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:40:38Zen
dc.date.adate2009-07-21en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:40:38Zen
dc.date.issued1992en
dc.date.rdate2009-07-21en
dc.date.sdate2009-07-21en
dc.description.abstractA methodology for designing mixed model stochastic assembly line systems and a computer package to implement it for realistic problem sizes were developed. The methodology consists of three major steps: (1) generation of feasible sequences of feeding models into the line, (2) generation of feasible allocations (balances) of work elements to work stations, and (3) generation of combinations of sequences and allocations with the best ordering of elements within stations, calculation of total expected cost for each combination, and selection of the one with the least cost. For generating feasible balances, an exhaustive search procedure with a number of heuristic rules was used to ensure searching the whole feasible region in limited time. A cost model based on labor and incompletion costs is used to calculate the cost of each combination, and a recursive procedure to calculate incompletion probabilities for each element and incorporate them into the cost model was implemented. An example problem, its results, and the computer package listings are included.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentix, 97 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-07212009-040309en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07212009-040309/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43778en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1992.P367.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 25753601en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1992.P367en
dc.subject.lcshAssembly-line balancing -- Mathematical modelsen
dc.subject.lcshAssembly-line methods -- Computer programsen
dc.titleA computerized methodology for balancing and sequencing mixed model stochastic assembly linesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial and Systems Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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