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Abstract

Mixed-product assembly lines have ergonomic risks that can affect the worker productivity and lines. This work proposes to incorporate ergonomic factors to the TSALBP (Time and Space constrained Assembly Line Balancing Problem). Therefore, we present several elements for new models to assign the tasks to a workstation considering technological, management and ergonomic factors.

Keywords

Manufacturing Assembly Line Balancing Somatic and Psychic Factors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín Bautista
    • 1
  • Cristina Batalla
    • 1
  • Rocío Alfaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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