标题：Bottleneck Mitigation of Assembly Lines with Memetic Algorithms
作者：Liu, Wenping; Wang, Meng; Zhu, Zhenjie
作者机构：[Liu, Wenping; Zhu, Zhenjie] Shandong Univ, Sch Mech Engn, 17923 Jingshi Rd, Jinan 250061, Peoples R China.; [Wang, Meng] Jinan 2 Machine Tool Grp C 更多
会议名称：3rd International Conference on Advances in Materials Manufacturing (ICAMMP 2012)
会议日期：DEC 22-23, 2012
来源：ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS FOR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, PTS 1-3
关键词：Bottleneck mitigation; Assembly lines; Memetic algorithms
摘要：Bottlenecks heavily affect the material flow and workloads of assembly lines, and eventually constrain the productivity. The most economic way to eliminate or mitigate bottlenecks of a specific assembly line is to smooth the workloads at different stations towards a balanced system. This paper formulates a smoothness index, by which to measure the uniformity of worldoads at serially located stations. To minimize the smoothness index, a Memetic algorithm is adopted and coding/decoding methods of the algorithm are devised. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm is validated by a comparison with computing results of Package Lingo 11.0.