Abstract

The disassembly line is the best choice for automated disassembly of returned products. However, finding the optimal balance for a disassembly line is computationally intensive with exhaustive search quickly becoming prohibitively large. Metaheuristic techniques provide a general algorithmic framework that can be applied to this optimization problem. Although metaheuristics show promise in solving this complex problem, challenges exist in the variety of evaluation criteria available, a lack of disassembly-specific data sets for metaheuristic testing and a lack of performance analysis tools. In this paper, a balance performance measure is reviewed along with a sizeindependent a priori data set and graphical analysis tools.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2004 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, pp. 223-225, March 24-26, 2004

Keywords

Disassembly line balancing, Disassembly, End of life products

Subject Categories

Production engineering

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

Omnipress

Publication Date

2004

Rights Information

Copyright 2004, Surendra M. Gupta

Rights Holder

Gupta M. Surendra



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