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8 December 2004 Modeling operational behavior of a disassembly line
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Proceedings Volume 5583, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing IV; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.580419
Event: Optics East, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Abstract
In this paper we present a dynamic kanban (pull) system specifically developed for disassembly lines. This type of kanban system is much more complex than the traditional kanban system used in assembly lines. For instance, unlike the assembly line where the external demand occurs only at the last station, the demands in the disassembly case also occur at any of the intermittent stations. The reason is that as a product moves on the disassembly line, various parts are disassembled at every station and accumulated at that station. Therefore, there are as many demand sources as there are number of parts. We consider a case example involving the end-of-life products. Based on the precedence relationships and other criteria such as hazardous properties of the parts, we balance the disassembly line. The results of the disassembly line-balancing problem (DLBP) are used as input to the proposed dynamic kanban system for disassembly line (DKSDL). We compare the performance of the DKSDL to the modified kanban system for disassembly line (MKSDL), which was previously introduced by the authors. We show, via simulation, that the DKSDL is far superior to MKSDL considered.
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Elif A. Kizilkaya and Surendra M. Gupta "Modeling operational behavior of a disassembly line", Proc. SPIE 5583, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing IV, (8 December 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.580419
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