We believe that for some end-of-use products, it might make more sense to make necessary repairs to the products and sell them on second-hand markets than to disassemble them for subsequent re-processing (remanufacturing and/or recycling). To this end, we propose an approach that uses Bayesian updating process and fuzzy set theory, to decide if it is sensible to repair an improperly functioning end-of-use product of interest for subsequent sale on a second-hand market. Furthermore, we employ the fuzzy Quality Function Deployment (QFD) process as well as the method of total preferences, to select the most potential market to sell the repaired end-of-use product on, from a set of candidate second-hand markets.
End of life products, Quality function deployment (QFD)
Recycling (Waste (etc.))
Copyright 2004, Surendra M. Gupta
Gupta M. Surendra
Gupta, Surendra M. and Pochampally, Kishore K., "Decision-making regarding the futurity of an end-of-use product" (2004). . Paper 35. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10013660
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