Incorporating ergonomic risks into U-shaped assembly line balancing problem


  • Jairo R. Coronado-Hernandez Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar
  • Holman Ospina Mateus Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar



Ergonomía, Balanceo de Línea en U, Trastornos Musculo-Esqueléticos


This paper presents an optimization model for the U-line balancing to incorporating ergonomic risks. Our article, paper considers different ergonomic methods, which may be involved into assembly line. An example is shown as distributed and assigned tasks on different workstations ergonomically acceptable compliance level in repetitive activities valued by the check List OCRA method into U-shaped assembly line balancing. 


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Author Biographies

Jairo R. Coronado-Hernandez, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar

Laboratorío de Ingeniería de Producción. Grupo de Investigación en Productividad y Calidad.

Holman Ospina Mateus, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar

Laboratorío de Ingeniería de Producción. Grupo de Investigación en Productividad y Calidad.


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Coronado-Hernandez, J. R., & Ospina Mateus, H. (2013). Incorporating ergonomic risks into U-shaped assembly line balancing problem. WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management, 4(2), 29–43.



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