Genetic search and the U-line balancing problem

Chun Hung Cheng, Angappa Gunasekaran, Kin Chuen Ho

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In this research, we consider an application of genetic search to the U-line balancing problem. Although the literature has proposed genetic search to solve the balancing problem in both straight- and U-lines, it only examines the use of very few crossover and mutation operators. We attempt to conduct a comprehensive study of the effectiveness and efficiency of many crossover and mutation operators for the problem in this work. An extensive computational experiment is used to assess these operators. This assessment provides valuable insights into the design of the U-shaped production lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-440
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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