There is a high level uncertainty associated with disassembly yield due to existence of unfunctional and/or unneeded components in end of life products. Sensors embedded in critical components of a product can deal with this uncertainty by providing information on the type and condition of the components prior to disassembly. This study presents a quantitative assessment of the impact of sensor embedded products (SEPs) on the various performance measures of a kanban-controlled washing machine disassembly line. First, separate design of experiments studies based on orthogonal arrays are performed for the cases with and without SEPs. Then, the results of paired-t tests comparing two cases based on different performance measures are presented.
sensor embedded products, end-of-life processing
Industrial Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
Northeast Decision Sciences Institute
Copyright 2010, Surendra M. Gupta
Surendra M. Gupta
Ilgin, Mehmet Ali and Gupta, Surendra M., "Disassembly of sensor embedded products with component discriminating demand" (2010). Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 2. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000250
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