Department of Economics and Business Economics

Simon Emde

Optimally loading tow trains for just-in-time supply of mixed-model assembly lines

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Optimally loading tow trains for just-in-time supply of mixed-model assembly lines. / Emde, Simon; Fliedner, Malte; Boysen, Nils.

In: IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers), Vol. 44, No. 2, 01.02.2012, p. 121-135.

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Harvard

Emde, S, Fliedner, M & Boysen, N 2012, 'Optimally loading tow trains for just-in-time supply of mixed-model assembly lines', IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers), vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 121-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/0740817X.2011.575442

APA

Emde, S., Fliedner, M., & Boysen, N. (2012). Optimally loading tow trains for just-in-time supply of mixed-model assembly lines. IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers), 44(2), 121-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/0740817X.2011.575442

CBE

Emde S, Fliedner M, Boysen N. 2012. Optimally loading tow trains for just-in-time supply of mixed-model assembly lines. IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers). 44(2):121-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/0740817X.2011.575442

MLA

Emde, Simon, Malte Fliedner and Nils Boysen. "Optimally loading tow trains for just-in-time supply of mixed-model assembly lines". IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers). 2012, 44(2). 121-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/0740817X.2011.575442

Vancouver

Emde S, Fliedner M, Boysen N. Optimally loading tow trains for just-in-time supply of mixed-model assembly lines. IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers). 2012 Feb 1;44(2):121-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/0740817X.2011.575442

Author

Emde, Simon ; Fliedner, Malte ; Boysen, Nils. / Optimally loading tow trains for just-in-time supply of mixed-model assembly lines. In: IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers). 2012 ; Vol. 44, No. 2. pp. 121-135.

Bibtex

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