In this paper heuristics for Type 1 and Type 2 of the Simple Assembly Line Balancing Problem (SALBP) are described. Type 1 of SALBP (SALBP-1) consists of assigning tasks to work stations such that the number of stations is minimized for a given production rate whereas Type 2 (SALBP-2) is to maximize the production rate, or equivalently, to minimize the sum of idle times for a given number of stations. In both problem types, precedence constraints between the tasks have to be considered.
Journal of Heuristics – Springer Journals
Published: May 14, 2004
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