Push and pull control systems in disassembly lines

Title:
Push and pull control systems in disassembly lines
Creator:
Gupta, Surendra M. (Author)
Udomsawat, Gun (Author)
Al-Turki, Yousef A. Y. (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Omnipress
Copyright date:
2004
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:

Increasing environmental concerns during the last decade have caused many governments to persuade manufacturers to take back used products so that the components and materials recovered from the products could be reused and/or recycled. The disassembly process is the first step for recovering components and materials. We discuss some of the complications in planning and scheduling of disassembly on a disassembly line. We show how to overcome them by implementing a multi-kanban mechanism in the disassembly line setting. We then investigate the multi-kanban mechanism using simulation and demonstrate that in the multi-product, multi-demand environment, such mechanism performs superior to the traditional push system.

Comments:
Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2004 Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 7811-7816, November 20-23, 2004
Subjects and keywords:
Production engineering
Disassembly line
Just in time systems
Engineering

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