Capacity and buffer trade-offs in a remanufacturing system

Title:
Capacity and buffer trade-offs in a remanufacturing system
Creator:
Aksoy, Hasan Kivanc (Author)
Gupta, Surendra M. (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
SPIE, January 01, 2001
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:

In this paper, we examine the tradeoffs between increasing the number of buffers and increasing the capacity at the remanufacturing stations under numerous circumstances on such performance measures as expected total cost, average WIP inventory, throughput and average processing (remanufacturing) time when the remanufacturing stations are operating in uncertain environments. We model the remanufacturing system using an open queueing network with finite buffers and unreliable servers. In order to analyze the queueing network, we use the decomposition principle and expansion methodology. Each server in the system is subject to breakdown and has a finite buffer capacity.

Comments:
Published in Proceedings of SPIE v. 4569, Originally published in Proceedings of the SPIE International Conference on Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II
Subjects and keywords:
Production engineering
Remanufacturing
Recycling
Disassembly
Production planning
Inventory control
Reusable rate
Disposal
Open queueing network
Expansion methodology
Throughput
Throughput approximation
Buffering
Capacity
Engineering
Permanent URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10003150

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