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dc.contributor.authorGil Vilda, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorYagüe-Fabra, José Antonio
dc.contributor.authorSunyer Torrents, Albert
dc.contributor.authorJauregui-Becker, Juan M.
dc.contributor.authorWits, Wessel W.
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Organització d'Empreses
dc.identifier.citationGil, F., Yagüe-Fabra, J., Suñe, A., Jauregui-Becker, J., Wits, W. A geometrical model for managing surface productivity of U-Shaped assembly lines. "CIRP annals. Manufacturing technology", 22 Abril 2018, vol. 67, núm. 1, p. 479-482
dc.description.abstractU-Shaped Assembly Lines (U-SALs) are cellular manufacturing systems that, among other things, provide a remarkable feature for industrial cost efficiency: their effectiveness in space utilization. While the challenge of machine placement for labour productivity optimization is widely studied in the literature, surface productivity optimization has been scarcely explored. This paper proposes an industry-validated geometrical model for optimizing U-SAL surface productivity. The model links the drivers for market, product and process with the geometrical design. Managers and lean practitioners can use this approach to make decisions for layout design. The model is particularly useful in cases where the cost of floor space is substantially high.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses::Direcció d'operacions::Sistemes productius
dc.subject.lcshLean manufacturing
dc.subject.lcshAssembly-line methods
dc.subject.lcshIndustrial productivity
dc.subject.otherU-shaped line
dc.titleA geometrical model for managing surface productivity of U-Shaped assembly lines
dc.subject.lemacProducció ajustada
dc.subject.lemacTreball en cadena
dc.subject.lemacProductivitat industrial
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRDU - Grup de recerca en Direcció Universitària
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorGil, F.; Yagüe-Fabra, J.; Suñe, A.; Jauregui-Becker, J.; Wits, W.
local.citation.publicationNameCIRP annals. Manufacturing technology

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