Volume 41, Number 2, April-June 2007ROADEF 05
|Page(s)||193 - 211|
|Published online||15 June 2007|
Metaheuristics based on Bin Packing for the line balancing problem
Université Blaise Pascal, LIMOS CNRS UMR 6158, ISIMA, BP 10125, 63173 Aubière Cedex, France; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Université Blaise Pascal, LIMOS CNRS UMR 6158, Antenne IUT de Montluçon, Avenue Aristide Briand, 03100 Montluçon, France; email@example.com
Accepted: 15 November 2006
The line balancing problem consits in assigning tasks to stations in order to respect precedence constraints and cycle time constraints. In this paper, the cycle time is fixed and the objective is to minimize the number of stations. We propose to use metaheuristics based on simulated annealing by exploiting the link between the line balancing problem and the bin packing problem. The principle of the method lies in the combination between a metaheuristic and a bin packing heuristic. Two representations of a solution and two neighboring systems are proposed and the methods are compared with results from the literature. They are better or similar to tabu search based algorithm.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 90Bxx
Key words: Flow-shop / stochastic / Markovian analysis / simulation / metaheuristic
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