Balancing Flexible Production Lines

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Abstract

The current market is characterized by being extremely competitive in which customer satisfaction expectations has long become a law of survival. In this sense, industries have been forced to develop more and new production methods. This new methods aim not only to satisfy customers' requirements, but also to improve the production process in order to increase companies competitiveness in their highly competitive and dynamic markets. One example of these is the automotive industry. One tactic used in this market to accomplish this is through the modification of existing assembly lines in order to make them more flexible as they need to produce more and new types of products, so automotive assembly lines needs to increase their levels of flexibility in order to satisfied the needs of today's market moving assembly lines from the classics approaches to the mix-model assembly line. These changes may involve not only line rebalancing but also, layout changes. Therefore, in this article using IDEF concept; we will present and discuss an implementation model for setting up and balancing of mix-models assembly lines that was tested in an automotive industry company.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationMechanical, industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Pages331-340
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
EventInternational Conference on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (ICMIME 2011) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (ICMIME 2011)
Period1/01/11 → …

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