Mathematical modelling of a U-shaped assembly cell using flexible workers

Saleh Alyahya, Qian Wang, G. Yang

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This paper presents an in-depth analysis of a U-shaped assembly cell using flexible skilled walking workers. The study was based on the design of a linear assembly line using the similar walking worker approach. In this paper, the authors illustrate a mathematical model that was developed to describe the mechanism of this type of U-shaped walking worker assembly cell, which has been seen in industry. The mathematical model also incorporates two major scenarios in terms of human performance variation providing an insight into such a dynamic, flexible and reconfigurable assembly system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
JournalAcademic Journal of Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
EventInternational Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference - Boston, United States
Duration: 1 May 2012 → …


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