A classic challenge in the management of assembly lines is how to balance the assignment of work so that there are no bottlenecks in the flow. 

 

John Bartholdi, Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Donald Eisenstein, Professor at the University of Chicago presentthe bucket brigades method, a way of organizing workers on an assembly line so that the line balances itself.

The dedicated website contains the detailed description of this simple, yet intuitive approach, the mathematics behind it, examples were it has been applied successfully and a video from one such real life application.