Scheduling of an Assembly Line with a Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm


Scheduling problems are difficult combinatorial problems because of the extremely large search space of possible solutions and the large number of local optima that arise. A multi-objective genetic algorithm is presented as an intelligent algorithm for scheduling of the mixed-model assembly line in this paper. The Pareto ranking method and distance-dispersed approach are employed to evaluate the fitness of the individuals. The computational results show that the proposed multi-objective genetic algorithm is quite effective.