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Flexibility in Lean Mixed Model Assembly Lines


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


International conference of advances in production management systems


The purpose of the research presented in this paper has been to cha- racterize flexibility in lean mixed model assembly lines through exploring me- chanisms used to achieve flexibility. The study combines a literature review and a multiple case study in two manufacturing companies. Scenarios of volume, mix and operation flexibility, as well as flexibility to introduce or remove prod- ucts were studied. The results showed that to achieve flexibility related to these scenarios other kinds of flexibilities were used. Common mechanisms to achieve flexibility have been found in the two cases. A characterization of mixed model assembly lines regarding flexibility will be discussed.


@inproceedings{Svensson Harari3816,
author = {Natalia Svensson Harari and Christer Osterman and Jessica Bruch and Mats Jackson},
title = {Flexibility in Lean Mixed Model Assembly Lines},
editor = {B. Grabot et al.},
pages = {224--231},
month = {September},
year = {2014},
booktitle = {International conference of advances in production management systems},
url = {}