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Multi-Objective Mixed Model Assembly Line Balancing Using Mixed Integer Linear Programming

1Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh


American Journal of Industrial Engineering. 2020, Vol. 7 No. 1, 14-25
DOI: 10.12691/ajie-7-1-3
Copyright © 2020 Science and Education Publishing

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Nafi Ahmed, Md. Sazzad Hossain Ador. Multi-Objective Mixed Model Assembly Line Balancing Using Mixed Integer Linear Programming. American Journal of Industrial Engineering. 2020; 7(1):14-25. doi: 10.12691/ajie-7-1-3.

Correspondence to: Nafi  Ahmed, Department of Mechanical & Production Engineering, Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. Email: nafi.ipe@aust.edu

Abstract

Now a day’s Mixed-Model Assembly Line Balancing is becoming more and more popular for mass production system. In mass production, huge costs, time, equipment and manpower are involved. Therefore, to reduce those cost, time, equipment and manpower, Mixed-Model Assembly Line Balancing can be very useful. In Single Model Assembly Line Balancing, only one type of product or model can be produced. But in Mixed- Model Assembly Line Balancing, multiple objects or multiple products can be produced at the same time.Therefore, mixed model assembly line balancing can provide better results in optimizing these resources. Different type of methods can be used to solve Mixed-Model Assembly Line Balancing problem. However, we have used a framework of Mixed Integer Linear Programming to solve a mixed model assembly line problem for garments industry. The proposed model using the Mixed Integer Linear programming outperforms other traditional model for optimizing the set of resources. Moreover, in this paper cost, space and cycle time have been reduced simultaneously. And, a real life illustration has been shown for better understanding for the practitioner.

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