Incorporating the Work Pace Concept into the MMSP-W

  • Joaquín Bautista
  • Rocío Alfaro
  • Cristina Batalla
  • Alberto Cano
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)

Abstract

This work proposes an extension for the MMSP-W (Mixed-Model Sequencing Problem with Work overload Minimization) with variable processing times by the incorporation of the work pace or work speed concept. A computational experience, linked to a case study of Nissan Powertrain plant in Barcelona, is carried out to compare the performance of the reference model with the new proposed model.

Keywords

Mixed model assembly line Sequencing Work factor Work overload Linear programming 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín Bautista
    • 1
  • Rocío Alfaro
    • 2
  • Cristina Batalla
    • 2
  • Alberto Cano
    • 2
  1. 1.Dpto. Organización de Empresas, ETSEIB, UPC CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Cátedra PROTHIUS, Dpto. de Organización de EmpresaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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