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.
Kanban system, End of life products, Disassembly
Recycling (Waste (etc.))
Copyright 2004, Surendra M. Gupta
Gupta M. Surendra
Gupta, Surendra M. and Udomsawat, Gun, "Determination of base kanban level for multi-kanban mechanism in a disassembly line" (2004). . Paper 38. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10013854
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