The effect of disassembly process on spare parts inventory management in post product life cycle

Title:
The effect of disassembly process on spare parts inventory management in post product life cycle
Creator:
Ilgin, Mehmet Ali (Author)
Gupta, Surendra M. (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Northeast Decision Sciences Institute
Copyright date:
2009
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:
Timely and cost-effective acquisition of spare parts at post product life cycle (PPLC) is a challenging task due to limited supply of new spare parts. The most commonly used solution to this problem is the placement of a final order in the beginning of PPLC. Another alternative is the use of disassembled parts from End of Life (EOL) products. In this study, we consider both alternatives at the same time. First, a detailed discrete event simulation (DES) model of a disassembly line is developed. Then, a Genetic Algorithm (GA) is integrated with the DES model for the optimization of Final Order Quantities (FOQs) for critical spare parts.
Comments:
Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2009 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Uncasville, CT, April 1-3, 2009 (CD-ROM)
Subjects and keywords:
End-of-Life Processing
Post Product Life Cycle
Spare Parts Inventory Management
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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