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Author Pereira, J.; Vila, M. pdf  doi
  Title A new model for supply chain network design with integrated assembly line balancing decisions Type
  Year 2016 Publication International Journal Of Production Research Abbreviated Journal Int. J. Prod. Res.  
  Volume (down) 54 Issue 9 Pages 2653-2669  
  Keywords decomposition; mixed integer linear programming; supply chain design; line balancing; SALBP-1  
  Abstract Supply chain network design aims at the integration of the different actors of a supply chain within a single framework in order to optimise the total profit of the system. In this paper, we consider the integration of line balancing issues within the tactical decisions of the supply chain, and we offer a novel model and a solution approach for the problem. The new approach decomposes the problem into multiple line balancing problems and a mixed integer linear model, which is easier to solve than the previously available non-linear mixed integer formulation. The results show that the new method is able to solve previously studied models within a fraction of the reported running times, and also allows us to solve larger instances than those reported in earlier works. Finally, we also provide some analysis on the influence of the cost structure, the demand and the structure of the assembly process on the final configuration of the assemblies and the distribution network.  
  Address [Pereira, Jordi] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Sci & Engn, Vina Del Mar, Chile, Email:  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0020-7543 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000373632300009 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 608  
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