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.
End of life products, Product life cycle
Recycling (Waste (etc.))
Copyright 2008, Surendra M. Gupta
Gupta M. Surendra
Gupta, Surendra M. and Ilgin, Mehmet A., "Using simulation optimization for parts recovery and spare parts inventory management in post product life cycle" (2008). . Paper 120. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10013611
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