Continuous Risk Stream

Line Design Without Stoppers
  • Masayuki Matsui
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 125)

Assembly systems in manufacturing often consist of multiple production stations connected by conveyors to transport and store materials [15]. There are the two major types of arrays of unit stations: line type and flexible type.


Cycle Time Interarrival Time Line Balance Assembly Line Balance Line Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayuki Matsui
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  1. 1.The University of Electro-CommunicationsTokyoJapan

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