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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-71
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

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.