Feeder line (manufacturing)

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A feeder line is a secondary assembly line which provides parts for use in a primary assembly line. Researchers assert that the traditional level scheduling methodology of assembly line planning is not effective unless feeder lines provide parts to the primary assembly line.


  • Boysen, Nils; Fliedner, Malte; Scholl, Armin (2009), Level Scheduling for batched JIT supply, Berlin, DE: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, doi:10.1007/s10696-009-9058-z