Portfolio Category: Remanufacturing

Optimal Sorting Policies in Remanufacturing Systems

The quality of used products returned to recovery facilities is often highly uncertain. Quality grading and sorting policies are immediate solutions that are used in remanufacturing systems to handle this source of variability in incoming products. In this study, we offer a new sorting method based on both product’s internal factors such as future reusability…
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Integration of Product Life Cycle Data toward Remanufacturing of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

The aim of this study is to incorporate the information collected from the product’s usage phase into making appropriate end-of-use and end-of-life (EOU/L) recovery decisions (e.g., reuse, remanufacturing, recycling, refurbishing, disposal) for consumer electronics. The analyses are focused on discovering a mutual link between the actual product usage behavior of consumers and the future reusability…
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Agent Based Simulation optimization of Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment recovery

The profitability of Electronic waste (e-waste) recovery operations is quite challenging due to various sources of uncertainties in quantity, quality and timing of returns originating from consumers’ behavior. The cloud-based remanufacturing concept, data collection and information tracking technologies seems a promising solution toward proper collection and recovery of product life cycle data under uncertainty. A…
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Multi-purpose Disassembly Sequence Planning

Efficient disassembly operation is considered a promising approach toward waste reduction and End-of-Use (EOU) product recovery. However, many kinds of uncertainty exist during the product lifecycle which make disassembly decision a complicated process. The optimum disassembly sequence may vary at different milestones depending on the purpose of disassembly (repair, maintenance, reuse and recovery), product quality…
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