A DEA approach for comparing solution efficiency in U-line balancing problem using goal programming

Farkhondeh, H ; Sharif University of Technology | 2012

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1007/s00170-011-3773-9
  3. Publisher: Springer , 2012
  4. Abstract:
  5. Line balancing problem plays an important role in the decision making process to increase efficiency and productivity. Recently, U-shaped layout in many production lines has replaced the traditional straight line layout using just-in-time concept. Here, we propose a model, using multi-objective decision making approach to the U-shaped line balancing problem, to offer enhanced decision maker flexibility, by allowing for conflicting goals. The assembly line operation efficiency is the most significant aim in our study, and this efficiency relates to management of resources and the solution of line balancing problem. First, the U-shaped line balancing problem is solved considering the model's goals. Then, the index function of assembly line balancing is determined and the efficiencies of the optimal solution outputs are evaluated using data envelopment analysis (DEA). Finally, the discrimination weakness and distribution of illogical weight in simple DEA models are resolved using a mixed method
  6. Keywords:
  7. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) ; U-shaped line balancing ; Assembly line balancing ; Decision making process ; Goal programming ; Line balancing ; Line balancing problem ; Multi objective decision making ; Optimal solutions ; U-line balancing ; Data envelopment analysis ; Decision making ; Efficiency ; Just in time production
  8. Source: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology ; Volume 61, Issue 9-12 , August , 2012 , Pages 1161-1172 ; 02683768 (ISSN)
  9. URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00170-011-3773-9