Line Balancing
Book chapter, 2015

This article describes a technique for which the main objectives are to minimize the idle time when work is allocated along a line and spread it as evenly as possible across the workstations. Line balancing comprises two aspects, that is, determination of the required number of stations and the assignment of tasks to each station with the objective of maximizing efficiency.

zoning constraints

work stations

precedence constraints

line balancing

idle time

Author

David Bennett

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, Volume 10, Operations Management, 3rd Edition

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies

Business Administration

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1002/9781118785317.weom100058

ISBN

978-1-119-97251-8

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Latest update

12/13/2018