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Product Family and Assembly Line Design Methodology

  • Pierre De Lit
  • Alain Delchambre

Abstract

Product and assembly system design may be two interrelated processes, as the authors mentioned in section 1.3.2. In this chapter the authors describe the proposed methodology, having product family (PF) and assembly line design interacted. A short introduction to concurrent engineering (CE) is given in section 3.1. Before describing the proposed methodology for the concurrent design of pfs and their assembly system in section 3.3, some reflections on concurrent design and on optimisation problems are presented in section 3.2. Section 3.4 is devoted to conclusions.

Keywords

Product Family Assembly System Line Balance Concurrent Engineering Assembly Plan 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre De Lit
    • 1
  • Alain Delchambre
    • 1
  1. 1.CAD/CAM DepartmentUniversité libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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