Abstract

In this paper, we propose an application of a pull type production control mechanism for a disassembly line setting. We discuss complications and justify the use of pull type mechanism in a disassembly line. We introduce a multikanban mechanism for a multi-product disassembly line where demand for components can arrive at any level. We define the kanban routing rules to minimize the inventory of a system while maintaining a customer service level comparable to a push system. We suggest a method of determining the proper number of base kanbans and demonstrate its effectiveness by using a simulation model and implementing it in a case example.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2004 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, pp. 232-234, March 24-26, 2004

Keywords

Kanban system, End of life products, Disassembly

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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