A Genetic Algorithm and a Local Search Procedure for Workload Smoothing in Assembly Lines
In this paper, a genetic algorithm and a local search procedure are proposed to minimize workload smoothness index in an extension of Simple Assembly Balancing problem 2 (SALBP-2). The performance criteria considered are the cycle time and the smoothness index before local search procedure, and after local search procedure. The effectiveness of the proposed approach has been evaluated through a set of instances randomly generated.
KeywordsBalancing Assembly line Precedence and zoning constraints Cycle time Smoothness Index
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