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Assembly line feeding: to kit or not to kit?

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This research focuses on the costs encountered when supplying a part to an automotive assembly line in bulk versus in kits. A mathematical model is presented which includes the operator costs for picking, kitting and internal transport. Sensitivity analysis is performed to investigate the impact of characteristics of the parts and production mix. Numerical experiments will be reported. The research has produced several counter-intuitive results for the assignment policy.
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line stocking, kitting, facility logistics, parts supply

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Limère, Veronique, Marc Goetschalckx, Leon McGinnis, and Hendrik Van Landeghem. 2010. “Assembly Line Feeding: To Kit or Not to Kit?” In INFORMS Annual Meeting, Abstracts.
APA
Limère, V., Goetschalckx, M., McGinnis, L., & Van Landeghem, H. (2010). Assembly line feeding: to kit or not to kit? INFORMS Annual Meeting, Abstracts. Presented at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2010 : Energizing the future.
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Limère V, Goetschalckx M, McGinnis L, Van Landeghem H. Assembly line feeding: to kit or not to kit? INFORMS Annual Meeting, Abstracts. 2010.
MLA
Limère, Veronique, Marc Goetschalckx, Leon McGinnis, et al. “Assembly Line Feeding: To Kit or Not to Kit?” INFORMS Annual Meeting, Abstracts. 2010. Print.
@inproceedings{1031403,
  abstract     = {This research focuses on the costs encountered when supplying a part to an automotive assembly line in bulk versus in kits. A mathematical model is presented which includes the operator costs for picking, kitting and internal transport. Sensitivity analysis is performed to investigate the impact of characteristics of the parts and production mix. Numerical experiments will be reported. The research has produced several counter-intuitive results for the assignment policy.},
  author       = {Lim{\`e}re, Veronique and Goetschalckx, Marc and McGinnis, Leon and Van Landeghem, Hendrik},
  booktitle    = {INFORMS Annual Meeting, Abstracts},
  keyword      = {line stocking,kitting,facility logistics,parts supply},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Austin, Texas, USA},
  title        = {Assembly line feeding: to kit or not to kit?},
  year         = {2010},
}