Optimal Inspection Allocation Decision with Production Line Balance in Multi-Station Assembly Systems
This paper explores the inspection allocation problem with considering production line balance at the same time for multi-station assembly systems. A mathematical model is developed in order to find the minimal total cost. When the number of parts increases, the time spent increases dramatically with the enumerative method. Therefore, an approach to genetic algorithm is developed and it takes much less time with near-optimal solutions.
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
H. Rau and K. H. Cho, "Optimal Inspection Allocation Decision with Production Line Balance in Multi-Station Assembly Systems", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 419-420, pp. 357-360, 2010