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.
modified-pull system, kanban mechanism
Copyright 2005, Surendra M. Gupta
Gupta M. Surendra
Gupta, Surendra M. and Udomsawat, Gun, "Multi-kanban in disassembly line with component-discriminating demand" (2005). . Paper 77. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10013519
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