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RPW Method for Simple Assembly Line Balancing


Katkuri Srikanth , AVNIET; Basawaraj.S.Hasu, AVNIET


Assembly Line (AL), Assembly Line Balancing (ALB), Ranked position weighted method (RPW)


Line balancing is an effective tool to improve the throughput of assembly line while reducing, cycle time. Line balancing is the problem of assigning operation to workstation along an assembly line, in such a way that assignment is optimal in some sense. This paper mainly focuses on improving overall efficiency of single model assembly line by reducing the, cycle time and distribution of work load at each work station by line balancing. The methodology adopted includes calculation of cycle time of process, calculating total work load on station and distribution of work load on each workstation by line balancing, in order to improve the efficiency of line. This related line is studied by time study techniques. The time is taken by stopwatch. The manual calculation also included especially in line balancing algorithm. In this paper a problem of line balancing for engine production has been discussed using ranked position weighted method.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I60537
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2016
Page(s): 957-961

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