A pragmatic optimization‑based approach for analysis and configuration of a reconfigurable multi‑product assembly line in the automotive industry
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Increasing product variety and fluctuating demand have led to the need of assembly systems that can adapt to multiple different products as the return of investment for dedicated assembly lines is more and more difficult to achieve. In response to this challenge, the paradigm of reconfigurable assembly systems has emerged. However, configuring and optimizing these systems still pose challenges in the industry. This paper proposes a new simple optimization approach for the configuration analysis and optimization of a reconfigurable multi-product assembly system in the automotive industry, using configuration selection, task allocation, and sequencing. Its effectiveness is validated throughout three real industrial study cases in the automotive supplier industry.
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