The feeder rack assignment problem in PCB assembly: A case study

C Klomp, J van de Klundert, FCR Spieksma*, S Voogt

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    Abstract

    In this paper we describe a case study in the operational planning of the assembly of printed circuit boards. Given a line of placement machines and given a family of boards we develop a heuristic algorithm which focusses on the so-called feeder rack assignment problem. This problem addresses the question: where to attach the feeders alongside the feeder racks of the placement machines? Computational results on real-life instances indicate that the heuristic is superior to approaches currently used in practice. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)399-407
    Number of pages9
    JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
    Volume64
    Issue number1-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2000

    Keywords

    • heuristics
    • PCB-assembly
    • feeder rack assignment problem
    • PRINTED-CIRCUIT BOARDS
    • COMPONENT PLACEMENT
    • MACHINES
    • OPTIMIZATION
    • LOCATION
    • DESIGN
    • ROBOTS
    • LINES

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