Abstract

The parts recovered from discarded and end-of-life products can be used as a source of spare parts during post product life cycle. However, accurate determination of the final order quantity is complicated as it requires the prediction of spare parts demand for the post product life cycle. In this paper, the spare parts problem is solved using simulation. Simulation is chosen because of the stochastic and complex nature of the problem. A simulation model of the manufacturing system is first developed which is then integrated with a genetic algorithm to determine the optimal final order quantities for a number of critical spare parts.

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Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2008 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Brooklyn, New York, March 28-30, 2008 (CD-ROM)

Keywords

End of life products, Product life cycle

Subject Categories

Recycling (Waste (etc.))

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

Omnipress

Publication Date

2008

Rights Information

Copyright 2008, Surendra M. Gupta

Rights Holder

Gupta M. Surendra



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