Modeling Job Rotation in Manufacturing Systems: The Study of Employee's Boredom and Skill Variations

Azizi, Nader and Zolfaghari, Saeed and Liang, Ming (2010) Modeling Job Rotation in Manufacturing Systems: The Study of Employee's Boredom and Skill Variations. International Journal of Production Economics, 123 (1). pp. 69-85. ISSN 0925-5273. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2009.07.010

Abstract

This paper presents a methodology for job rotation in manufacturing systems that aims to ease employee's boredom and exploit the effect of rotation intervals on worker's skill learning and forgetting. To this end, a series of formulations are proposed to measure employee's boredom and skill variations during a production horizon. Based on the proposed formulations, a mathematical programming model for job rotation is developed, and a numerical example is provided to illustrate its applications. Furthermore, based on a generic framework of the SAMED metaheuristic, a search algorithm, SAMED-JR, is tailored to solve the proposed model for large scale problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Job rotation; Boredom; Manufacturing; Search algorithm
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 08:57
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29946 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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