@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1937,
	  title     = {Analysis of Production Loss on a Linear Walking Worker Line},
	  author    = {Qian Wang and  Sylvain Lassalle and  Antony R. Mileham and  Geraint W. Owen},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This paper mathematically analyses the varying
magnitude of production loss, which may occur due to idle time (inprocess
waiting time and traveling time) on a linear walking worker
assembly line. Within this flexible and reconfigurable assembly
system, each worker travels down the line carrying out each
assembly task at each station; and each worker accomplishes the
assembly of a unit from start to finish and then travels back to the
first station to start the assembly of a new product. This strategy of
system design attempts to combine the flexibility of the U-shaped
moving worker assembly cell with the efficiency of the conventional
fixed worker assembly line. The paper aims to evaluate the effect of
idle time that may offset the labor efficiency of each walking worker
providing an insight into the mechanism of such a flexible and
reconfigurable assembly system.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering},
	  volume    = {4},
	  number    = {5},
	  year      = {2010},
	  pages     = {454 - 458},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1937},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/41},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 41, 2010},