A multi-kanban model for disassembly

Title:
A multi-kanban model for disassembly
Creator:
Gupta, Surendra M. (Author)
Udomsawat, Gun (Author)
Kamarthi, Sagar V. (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Omnipress
Copyright date:
2003
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:

In this paper we demonstrate how kanbans can be used in a disassembly line setting. Disassembly line is quite different from assembly line in terms of material movement, demand arrival and inventory level fluctuation. We discuss these differences and introduce the concept of a multi-kanban mechanism to cope with them. With the help of a simulation model (developed using the ARENA software), we show that the modified kanban mechanism is in fact an effective tool for a disassembly line setting. An example is presented to illustrate the concept.

Comments:

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2003 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, pp. 169-171, March 27-29, 2003

Subjects and keywords:
Recycling (Waste (etc.))
End of life products
Kaban system
Disassembly
Engineering

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