Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2007 (2007), Article ID 10106, 12 pages
Research Article

A Network Model for Parallel Line Balancing Problem

Recep Benzer,1 Hadi Gökçen,2 Tahsin Çetinyokuş,2 and Hakan Çerçioglu2

1Turkish General Staff, Communication and Information System, Support Command, Balgat, Ankara 06100, Turkey
2Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Gazi University, Maltepe, Ankara 06570, Turkey

Received 30 August 2006; Revised 25 December 2006; Accepted 19 July 2007

Academic Editor: Stanley B. Gershwin

Copyright © 2007 Recep Benzer et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Gökçen et al. (2006) have proposed several procedures and a mathematical model on single-model (product) assembly line balancing (ALB) problem with parallel lines. In parallel ALB problem, the goal is to balance more than one assembly line together. In this paper, a network model for parallel ALB problem has been proposed and illustrated on a numerical example. This model is a new approach for parallel ALB and it provides a different point of view for interested researchers.