Multi-kanban in disassembly line with component-discriminating demand

Title:
Multi-kanban in disassembly line with component-discriminating demand
Creator:
Gupta, Surendra M. (Author)
Udomsawat, Gun (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Omnipress
Copyright date:
2005
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:

In this paper, we describe the implementation of a modified-pull system in a disassembly line setting, particularly the one with component-discriminating demand. The many complications associated with a disassembly line make it difficult for the traditional pull system to operate efficiently in this environment. These complications include: fluctuation in demand, supply and inventory, divergent flow of materials, and difficulty in selecting end-of- life products. The multikanban system proposed in this research utilizes enhanced routing rules and other policies to find a balance between the efficiency of a system and its ability to satisfy the demand of a customer. A numerical example is considered for illustrating the effectiveness of the proposed system.

Comments:
Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2005 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 30-April 1, 2005 (CD-ROM)
Subjects and keywords:
Production engineering
modified-pull system
kanban mechanism
Engineering
Permanent URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10013519

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