Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

9-2004

Abstract

In a of subassembly lines, balance becomes more difficult to achieve as it requires that all subassembly lines be synchronized to produce at the same rate. We show how to adapt the ‘‘bucket brigade’’ protocol of work-sharing so that balance emerges spontaneously.

Keywords

bucket brigade, assembly line, assembly network, work sharing, dynamical systems, self-organizing systems

Discipline

Business Administration, Management, and Operations

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

European Journal of Operational Research

Volume

168

Issue

3

First Page

870

Last Page

879

ISSN

0377-2217

Identifier

10.1016/j.ejor.2004.07.034

Publisher

Elsevier

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