Ergonomic job assignment by using utility functions

Session : BMSS1 / BMSS1 : Ordonnancement, planification et ressources humaines
Mercredi 10 février 11:00 - 12:20 Salle : CI2-05
Seyed-Esmaeil Moussavi, Morad Mahdjoub et Olivier Grunder

Job rotation and allocation problems play important roles in the workforce scheduling domain. In this paper, the ergonomic considerations are employed for determining an efficient workforce schedule for a given planning period. This schedule contains both worker assignment and rotating among the work-stations in a production line. Ergonomic adequation level between job and operator is the basis for the assignment. The studied production system, is a continuous assembly line that must work all seven days a week. In the research, the main objective is to analyse the impact of the adequetion level between worker and job on the operation time of the operator. In this way an integer linear mathematical model is proposed to reduce the daily production cycle time by an ergonomic workforce scheduling. The model is solved by applying an optimization software named GUROBI. The output of the model is an optimal ergonomic worker assignment to different posts that can be change from a day to another during a given planning period.

Mots clés : Job assignment, ergonomics, utility function, job rotation