We study the disassembly process of a moderately complex consumer product (cell phone) consisting of 25 components. The investigation involves a heuristically solved disassembly line balancing problem and the determination of an appropriate disassembly sequence influenced by sequence-dependent costs, which is based on a novel combination of exact and heuristic algorithms. The issue of generating various suboptimum solutions to cope with multiple optimization criteria is also discussed.
disassembly line balancing problem (DLBP), disassembly
Industrial Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
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Lambert, A.J.D. (Fred) and Gupta, Surendra M., "Determining optimum and suboptimum disassembly sequences with an application to a cell phone" (2005). Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 29. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000311
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