Title: Planning for printed circuit board assembly: the state-of-the-art review

Authors: P. Ji, Y.F. Wan

Addresses: Department of Manufacturing Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Department of Manufacturing Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Abstract: Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are widely used today. This paper reviews the methods and techniques used for planning of PCB assembly. Since the planning of PCB assembly is generally developed in three levels, the review is performed from the selection of lines, to the machine allocation, and finally to the scheduling of components. Over 50 published papers in the area are surveyed in this work.

Keywords: printed circuit board (PCB); printed circuit board assembly (PCBA); production management; planning scheduling; surface mounted technology (SMT).

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2001.000268

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2001 Vol.14 No.4/5/6, pp.136-144

Published online: 15 Jul 2003 *

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