Sequencing problem for a mixed-model assembly line in the Toyota production system

@inproceedings{Kotani2004SequencingPF,
  title={Sequencing problem for a mixed-model assembly line in the Toyota production system},
  author={Syoichi Kotani and Takahiro Ito and Katsuhisa Ohno},
  year={2004}
}
The paper discusses a sequencing problem of a mixed-model assembly line in the Toyota Motor Corporation production system, which is well known as the Just-in-Time production system. Whenever a worker in the assembly line finds that he might fail to complete his operations within the work zone, he pushes a button to call an auxiliary worker who assists him in the operations. If he can complete the operations within his work zone with the help of the auxiliary worker, the line does not stop… CONTINUE READING

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