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Complications in disassembly line balancing
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Paper Abstract

Disassembly line is, perhaps, the most suitable way for the disassembly of large products or small products in large quantities. In this paper, we address the disassembly line balancing problem (DLBP) and the challenges that come with it. The objective ofbalancing the disassembly line is to utilize the disassembly line in an optimized fashion while meeting the demand for the parts retrieved from the returned products. Although, the traditional line balancing problem for assembly has been studied for a long time, so far, no one has formally talked about the DLBP. In this work, our primary objective is to address the DLBP related issues. However, we also present a heuristic to demonstrate how several important factors in disassembly can be incorporated into the solution process of a DLBP. An example is considered to illustrate the use of the heuristic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4193, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, (9 February 2001);
Show Author Affiliations
Askiner Gungor, Pamukkale Univ. (Turkey)
Surendra M. Gupta, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Kishore Pochampally, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Sagar V. Kamarthi, Northeastern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4193:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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