Department of Economics and Business Economics

Simon Emde

Optimally routing and scheduling tow trains for JIT-supply of mixed-model assembly lines

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Optimally routing and scheduling tow trains for JIT-supply of mixed-model assembly lines. / Emde, Simon; Boysen, Nils.

In: European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 217, No. 2, 01.03.2012, p. 287-299.

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Emde, S & Boysen, N 2012, 'Optimally routing and scheduling tow trains for JIT-supply of mixed-model assembly lines', European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 217, no. 2, pp. 287-299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2011.09.013

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Emde, Simon ; Boysen, Nils. / Optimally routing and scheduling tow trains for JIT-supply of mixed-model assembly lines. In: European Journal of Operational Research. 2012 ; Vol. 217, No. 2. pp. 287-299.

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