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Business Research

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 276–292

First Online: 28 February 2014Received: 27 October 2010Accepted: 11 March 2011


The car sequencing problem determines sequences of different car models launched down a mixed- model assembly line. To avoid work overloads of workforce, car sequencing restricts the maximum occurrence of labor-intensive options, e.g., a sunroof, by applying sequencing rules. We consider this problem in a resequencing context, where a given number of buffers denoted as pull-off tables is available for rearranging a stirred sequence. The problem is formalized and suited solution procedures are developed. A lower bound and a dominance rule are introduced which both reduce the running time of our graph approach. Finally, a real-world resequencing setting is investigated.

JEL-CodesC61 M11 L62 Keywordsmixed-model assembly line car sequencing resequencing  Download to read the full article text

Autor: Nils Boysen - Uli Golle - Franz Rothlauf


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