Title

The Application of Single-Pass Heuristics for U-Lines

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

U-lines have been adopted in many manufacturing settings as part of JIT implementation. In this paper, we examine the applicability of existing straight-line heuristics for obtaining a balance on a U-line. We modify 13 single-pass heuristics and study the effectiveness of various heuristics under different problem conditions. An extensive computational study is carried out to help identify the best heuristics. In addition, we compare recent U-line procedures with a single-pass heuristic using some literature problems. Based on a single-pass heuristic, we compare the configurations of a straight- and U-line. © 2009 The Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Discipline

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Journal of Manufacturing Systems

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

28

Last Page

40

ISSN

0278-6125

Identifier

10.1016/j.jmsy.2009.05.001

Publisher

Elsevier