A planning and scheduling model for onsertion in printed circuit board assembly

J. Ashayeri, W. Selen

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A planning and scheduling model is developed for the onsertion-phase in printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. PCBs are manufactured by machines that mount components, such as chips, on a PCB. On an onsertor machine, a certain number of component types can be stored. These components are subsequently used for the production of a certain PCB batch type. This research develops a production planning and scheduling formulation to determine the component-machine allocations, as well as a PCB sequence. Two strategies are proposed; one focusing on minimal number of changeovers (C-strategy), and the other on minimal process time (P-strategy). Both strategies were validated in a pilot study with real company data, with encouraging results for potential implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-925
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Printed circuit boards
  • Production
  • Scheduling
  • Sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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