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A new heuristic method to solve straight assembly line balancing problem


Mohd Ariffin, Mohd Khairol Anuar and Fathi, Masood and Ismail, Napsiah (2012) A new heuristic method to solve straight assembly line balancing problem. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 20 (2). pp. 355-369. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526

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Assembly line balancing is well-known in mass production system but this problem is non-deterministic polynomial-time(NP)-hard, even for a simple straight line. Although several heuristic methods have been introduced and used by researchers, knowing and using an effective method in solving these types of problems in less computational time have a considerable place in the area of line balancing problem. In this research, a new heuristic approach, known as critical node method (CNM), was introduced and tested by solving several test problems available in the literature so as to solve straight assembly lines. Finally, the obtained results are compared with 9 other heuristic rules in some performance measures. Thus, it is concluded that the proposed CNM is better than the rest in all the measures.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Assembly line balancing; Heuristic; Critical node method; Straight
Depositing User: Najah Mohd Ali
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 12:45
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 12:45
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