An artificial neural network based simulation metamodeling approach for dual resource constrained assembly line

YILDIZ G., Eski O.

16th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2006, Athens, Greece, 10 - 14 September 2006, pp.1002-1011 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1007/11840930_104
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.1002-1011
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The main objective of this study is to find the optimum values of design and operational parameters related to worker flexibility in a Dual Resource Constrained (DRC) assembly line considering the performance measures of Hourly Production Rate (HPR), Throughput Time (TT) and Number of Worker Transfers (NWT). We used Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) as a simulation metamodel to estimate DRC assembly line performances for all possible alternatives. All alternatives were evaluated with respect to a utility function which consists of weighted sum of normalized performance measures. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006.