CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2014 Edition
| Editors: The International Academy for Production Engineering, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart

Assembly Line

Reference work entry



Assembly line is an assembly system in which several workstations are linked together in the sequence of operations required (CIRP 2004).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Industrial Engineering and Assembly Technology, Department of Mechanical EngineeringTechnical University MünchenGarchingGermany