Sequencing method for products with consideration of assembly time and parts delivery cycle time

Kenji Kurashige, Yoshinari Yanagawa, Shigeji Miyazaki, Yoshimasa Kameyama

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To keep the consumption rate of each part is very important for mixed-model assembly line scheduling in JIT production system. The goal chasing method (GC) and a number of papers have been proposed to achieve the parts usage leveling goal. These methods keep the consumption speed of parts constant as much as possible, and aim to decrease the amount of the stock in pre-process indirectly. In this paper, we set objective function based on the stock in pre-process directly. The function is influenced by different assembly time and delivery cycle among each product. And we have proposed the sequencing method. The method is concept of time-based goal chafing method (TBCG) with consideration in parts delivery cycle. By numerical experiments, effect of proposed method is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1512-1521
Number of pages10
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number776
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Assembly System
  • GC (Goal Chasing Method)
  • Parts Usage
  • Production Management
  • Production Planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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