The United States industrial organization pattern in mixed-model-assembly-line
Document typeExternal research report
PublisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut d'Organització i Control de Sistemes Industrials
Rights accessOpen Access
In modern industries, mixed-model-assembly-lines (MMAL) are widely used. There are two principal kinds of industrial organization patterns, which called the United States Pattern and the Toyota (Japan) Patter. The United States Pattern will be studied in this article and the objective of this pattern is minimizing the utility and the idle time. Genetic algorithm is been used for solving the problem and more than 5000 examples have been designed. From the results, the better parameters for the assembly line and the genetic algorithm will be known.
Is part ofReports IOC; IOC-DT-P-2005-13