Reducing ergonomic risks at mixed-model assembly lines by job rotation scheduling

  title={Reducing ergonomic risks at mixed-model assembly lines by job rotation scheduling},
  author={Alena Ottoa and Armin Scholla},
  • Alena Ottoa, Armin Scholla
  • Published 2011
The proverb “a change is as good as a rest” expresses one of the main advantages of job rotation. In this article, we examine ways to set-up effective job rotation schedules that balance ergonomic risks among workers in mixed-model assembly lines. We show that the problem is NP-hard in the strong sense. Therefore, the development of specialized solution methods is important. Exploiting the problem structure, we propose a fast and effective smoothing heuristic which can be integrated into… CONTINUE READING


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