ASSEMBLY LINE BALANCING BY USING STATISTICAL METHOD IN CLOTHING PRODUCTION


Eryürük S. H. , Baskak M. , Kalaoglu F.

TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON, vol.21, no.1, pp.65-71, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-71

Abstract

In this study a heuristic assembly line balancing technique known as "Probabilistic Line Balancing Technique" developed by El-Sayed and Boucher is applied to solve multi-model assembly line balancing problem in a clothing company for two different models. Information about definitions and solution methods related to the assembly line balancing problems is given and a literature research is introduced. The aim of the case study is to reach maximum line efficiency by using optimum machine and worker amount for a constant cycle time. When results investigated, it is seen that probabilistic method gives the opportunity to assign items to work stations more accurately and it gives reliable results.