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Author Pereira, J.; Alvarez-Miranda, E.
Title An exact approach for the robust assembly line balancing problem Type
Year 2018 Publication Omega-International Journal Of Management Science Abbreviated Journal Omega-Int. J. Manage. Sci.
Volume 78 Issue Pages 85-98
Keywords Line balancing; Robust optimization; Lower bounds; Branch-and-bound
Abstract This work studies an assembly line balancing problem with uncertainty on the task times. In order to deal with the uncertainty, a robust formulation to handle changes in the operation times is put forward. In order to solve the problem, several lower bounds, dominance rules and an enumeration procedure are proposed. These methods are tested in a computational experiment using different instances derived from the literature and then compared to similar previous approaches. The results of the experiment show that the method is able to solve larger instances in shorter running times. Furthermore, the cost of protecting a solution against uncertainty is also investigated. The results highlight that protecting an assembly line against moderate levels of uncertainty can be achieved at the expense of small quantities of additional resources (stations). (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Address [Pereira, Jordi] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Engn & Sci, Av Pedro Hurtado 750,Off A-215, Vina Del Mar, Chile, Email: jorge.pereira@uai.cl
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Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
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ISSN 0305-0483 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes WOS:000433266700007 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 872
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