27 February 2004 Second-hand market as an alternative in reverse logistics
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Proceedings Volume 5262, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing III; (2004); doi: 10.1117/12.516226
Event: Photonics Technologies for Robotics, Automation, and Manufacturing, 2003, Providence, RI, United States
Abstract
Collectors of discarded products seldom know when those products were bought and why they are discarded. Also, the products do not indicate their remaining life periods. So, it is difficult to decide if it is “sensible” to repair (if necessary) a particular product for subsequent sale on the second-hand market or to disassemble it partially or completely for subsequent remanufacture and/or recycle. To this end, we build an expert system using Bayesian updating process and fuzzy set theory, to aid such decision-making. A numerical example demonstrates the building approach.
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Kishore K. Pochampally, Surendra M. Gupta, "Second-hand market as an alternative in reverse logistics", Proc. SPIE 5262, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing III, (27 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.516226; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.516226
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Fuzzy logic

Probability theory

Process modeling

Human-machine interfaces

Computer programming

Computing systems

Manufacturing

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