A batch scheduling scheme for the workcenter that supplies parts to a mixed-model assembly line

Jun-Geol Baek, Jong Kwan Baek, Sung Shick Kim

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The factory considered in this study consists of a mixed-model assembly line and a workcenter. The mixed-model assembly line (main line) simultaneously produces different product models whose assembly parts are provided in batches by the workcenter. The main purpose of this study is to develop a batch scheduling scheme for the workcenter. The objective function of the scheduling is to provide parts for the main line without delays. The problems that make the scheduling challengeable are as follows : (1) different product models being simultaneously produced on the main line require different parts and (2) space for part inventory in the workcenter is limited. This study presents two batch scheduling approaches used to build a real system for the workcenter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-760
Number of pages4
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1



  • Batch scheduling
  • Mixed-model production
  • Workcenter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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