Abstract

In this paper, we describe the implementation of a modified-pull system in a disassembly line setting, particularly the one with component-discriminating demand. The many complications associated with a disassembly line make it difficult for the traditional pull system to operate efficiently in this environment. These complications include: fluctuation in demand, supply and inventory, divergent flow of materials, and difficulty in selecting end-of- life products. The multikanban system proposed in this research utilizes enhanced routing rules and other policies to find a balance between the efficiency of a system and its ability to satisfy the demand of a customer. A numerical example is considered for illustrating the effectiveness of the proposed system.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2005 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 30-April 1, 2005 (CD-ROM)

Keywords

modified-pull system, kanban mechanism

Subject Categories

Production engineering

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

Omnipress

Publication Date

2005

Rights Information

Copyright 2005, Surendra M. Gupta

Rights Holder

Gupta M. Surendra



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