Line balancing is an effective tool to improve the throughput of assemblylines and work cells while reducing manpower requirements and costs.
Assembly Line Balancing is the procedure to assign tasks to workstations so that:
Precedence relationship is complied with
No workstation takes more than the
to complete•Operational idle time is minimizedCommon Approaches to Line Balancing:
Estimating the number of operators for a given number of stations,
Work element sharing : grouping “activities” pr work elements into “stations” or jobs performed by a single person (some times multiple people work in concert at a singlestation or machine)
–To meet production goals, –Maximize output.How can Assembly Line Balancing benefit your operations?A balanced line:•Promotes one piece flow•Avoids excessive work load in some stages (overburden)•Minimizes wastes (over-processing, inventory, waiting, rework, transportation,motion)•Reduces variationWe used line balancing technique :1)the minimization of the number of workstations.2)The minimization of cycle time.3)The maximization of workload smoothness4)The maximization of work relatedness.