Assembly Line Planning and Control

  • Nick T.┬áThomopoulos

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  1. Front Matter
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About this book


Assembly Line Planning and Control describes the basic fundamentals of assembly lines for single model lines, mixed model make-to-stock lines, mixed model make-to-order lines and for one-station assembly. The book shows how to select the quantity of units to schedule for a shift duration, compute the number of operators needed on a line, set the conveyor speed, coordinate the main line with sub-assembly lines, assign the work elements to the operators on the line, sequence the models down the line, sequence the jobs down the line, calculate the part and component requirements for a line and for each station, determine the replenish needs of the parts and components from the suppliers, compute the similarity between the models being produced and show applications, use learning curves to estimate time and costs of assembly, and measure the efficiency of the line. The material is timeless and the book will never become obsolete. The author presents solutions with easy-to-understand numerical examples that can be applied to real-life applications.


Assembly Line Assembly Systems Learning Curves Make-to-Order Make-to-Stock Mixed Model Assembly One Station Assembly Postponement Assembly Similarity Index Single Model Assembly

Authors and affiliations

  • Nick T.┬áThomopoulos
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  1. 1.Stuart School of BusinessIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01398-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01399-2
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