Optimal design of flexible production lines with unreliable machines and infinite buffers

Adar Kalir, Yohanan Arzi

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Abstract

Despite the increasing use of automated manufacturing systems, combining flexible technology, only a few models for designing such systems are available. This paper presents a model for the determination of the profit-maximizing configuration of workstations (both machine types and number) along a flexible production line with unreliable machines and infinite buffers. A mixed integer programming formulation of the problem is introduced and an optimal solution algorithm is developed. For large scale problems a heuristic procedure is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-399
Number of pages9
JournalIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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