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A multi-objective approach for transfer line optimization

Abstract : In this paper, a problem of line balancing and equipment/workers selection for a transfer line is considered. Such a line is composed of a series of workstations. Each contains one or more workers and pieces of equipment. All the tasks assigned at the same workstation are executed simultaneously. Constraints related to equipment and/or workers compatibility, as well as precedence constraint related to tasks are known. A multi-objective approach is proposed for the design (or reconfiguration) of such lines. The techniques proposed are based on a genetic algorithm of type NSGA-II. The results of the experimental studies are reported. They show the relative efficiency of the approach suggested in comparison with existing work.
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Lina Makdessian, Farouk Yalaoui, Alexandre Dolgui. A multi-objective approach for transfer line optimization. 9th IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS'08), Oct 2008, Szczecin, Poland. p. 281-286, ⟨10.3182/20081205-2-CL-4009.00037⟩. ⟨emse-00679451⟩



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