swMATH ID: 2549
Software Authors: Vilarinho, P.M.; Simaria, A.S.
Description: This paper presents ANTBAL, an ant colony optimization algorithm for balancing mixed-model assembly lines. The proposed algorithm accounts for zoning constraints and parallel workstations and aims to minimize the number of operators in the assembly line for a given cycle time. In addition to this goal, ANTBAL looks for solutions that smooth the workload among workstations, which is an important aspect to account for in balancing mixed-model assembly lines. Computational experience shows the superior performance of the proposed algorithm.
Homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00207540500227612
Keywords: assembly line balancing; mixed-model; ant colony optimization
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