Performance of Bounded Dynamic Programming Applied to a Variant of the MMSP-W Problem

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Abstract

In this study we present a formulation for the MMSP-W (Mixed Model Sequencing Problem with Work overload Minimization) for productions lines with both serial workstations and rules for interrupting operations. We propose a combination of the models M5 and M6 proposed by Bautista and Cano (Eur J Oper Res 210:495–513, 2011) and analyze the results obtained, using the BDP (Bounded Dynamic Programming), through a case study of the powertrain line of the Nissan plant in Barcelona.

Keywords

Assembly Line Total Work Window Width Average Improvement Work Overload 
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Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the UPC Nissan Chair and the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia under project DPI2010-16759 (PROTHIUS-III) including EDRF fundings.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín Bautista
    • 1
  • Alberto Cano
    • 1
  • Rocío Alfaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Nissan Chair, Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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