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Keywords: Mixed-model assembly line Balancing Un-paced lines Asynchronous lines Stochastic task times Paralleling Discrete event simulation a b s t r a c t In the paper, an innovative approach to deal with the Mixed Model Assembly Line Balancing Problem (MALBP) with stochastic task times and parallel workstations is presented. At the current stage of(More)
The considerable benefits brought up by strategic alliances and diverse types of long term Collaborative Networked Organizations (CNOs) are nowadays widely recognized. There is an increasing demand in the industrial world for concretely implement new forms of collaborations. For example, demand often comes from pre-existent form of clusters or local(More)
In this paper an event and object oriented simulator for assembly lines is presented. The tool, developed in Java, is capable to simulate mixed model assembly lines, with stochastic task times, parallel stations, fixed scheduling sequences, and buffers within workstations. The simulator is a flexible supporting tool in finding solution of the mixed model(More)
Innovative forms of collaborations between companies have been proposed and modelled in literature in recent years. There is an increasing demand in the industrial world for concretely implement this new forms of collaborations. For example, demand often comes from pre-existent form of clusters or consortiums, which want to evolve to more efficient forms of(More)
The paper presents one of the most interesting Collaborative Networked Organizations in Italy, namely Gruppo Poligrafico Tiberino (GPT), the first adopting the governance model with the Virtual Development Office (VDO) structure. The network is constituted by 21 companies belonging to the paper converting, packaging and logistics sectors. The nature of the(More)
In the paper author show a new approach to the line balancing of security inspection lines. In this approach there is a particular combination of simulation of metaheuristics and modeling and simulation. Simulation is used directly during the metaheuristics process for evaluating the objective function. In this manner it is possible to obtain more effective(More)
In the paper a genetic algorithm approach to form potential Collaborative Networked Organizations (CNOs) is presented. When analyzing a set of companies that are potential partners of a CNO, it is possible to collect specific data from each company through which evaluate, once aggregated, for which Strategic Objective (SO) the potential aggregation is most(More)