Abstract

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.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2004 Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 6291-6296, November 20-23, 2004

Keywords

End of life products, Quality function deployment (QFD)

Subject Categories

Recycling (Waste (etc.))

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

Omnipress

Publication Date

2004

Rights Information

Copyright 2004, Surendra M. Gupta

Rights Holder

Gupta M. Surendra



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