Joint consideration of assembly-line production smoothing and finished-goods delivery efficiency in an automobile plant
by Fong-Yuen Ding, Jingxu He
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (IJLSM), Vol. 8, No. 3, 2011

Abstract: This paper presents a Heuristic solution procedure to achieve an integrated consideration of production scheduling on the assembly line and the efficiency in the finished-goods delivery. For production scheduling, production smoothing in models and product attributes is considered; for finished-goods delivery, it considers effective grouping of finished goods and even distribution in delivery dates for a destination, in order to ship products as they are produced. The Heuristic procedure first forms packages of units and then assigns packages to various days. The computational results based on randomly-generated problems showed the advantage in cost savings by an integrated consideration. A simulated annealing procedure is developed for package assignment.

Online publication date: Thu, 30-Apr-2015

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