NTIGen: a software for generating Nissan based instances for time and space assembly line balancing
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The time and space assembly line balancing problem (TSALBP) is a re- alistic multiobjective version of assembly line balancing industrial problems in- volving the joint optimization of conflicting criteria such as the cycle time, the number of stations, and the area of these stations. For this family of problems there is not any repository where researchers and practitioners can o bt ain realistic problem instances also containing information on mixed products plans. In this contribution we introduce a new TSALBP instance software generator that can produce problem instances having industrial real-like features. This generator is called NTIGen (Nissan TSALBP Instance GENerator) since it is developed from the information and real data of the assembly line and production planning of the Nissan plant of Bar ce lona. The NTIGen software as well as some benchmark in- stances are publicly available on Internet and could be used by researchers to carry out general TSALBP experiments and to also discriminate between di ff erent as- sembly line configurations when future demand conditions vary
CitacióChica, M. [et al.]. NTIGen: a software for generating Nissan based instances for time and space assembly line balancing. A: International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management. "“Industrial Engineering and Complexity Management”. Book of Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management - XVII Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización.". Valladolid: 2013.