TITLE

Multi-criteria decision making for assembly line balancing

AUTHOR(S)
Jolai, F.; Jahangoshai Rezaee, M.; Vazifeh, A.
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing;Feb2009, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Assembly line balancing often has significant impact on performance of manufacturing systems, and is usually a multiple-objective problem. Neither an algorithmic nor a procedural assembly line balancing methodology is usually effective in solving these problems. This article proposes a data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach to solve an assembly line balancing problem. A computer-aided assembly line balancing tool as Flexible Line Balancing software is used to generate a considerable number of solutions alternatives as well as to generate quantitative decision-making unit outputs. The quantitative performance measures were considered in this article. Then DEA was used to solve the multiple-objective assembly line balancing problem. An illustrative example shows the effectiveness of the proposed methodology.
ACCESSION #
36146140

 

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