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Analysis Of A Kanban Controlled Disassembly Line With Sensor Embedded Products, Mehmet Ali Ilgin, Surendra M. Gupta Sep 2010

Analysis Of A Kanban Controlled Disassembly Line With Sensor Embedded Products, Mehmet Ali Ilgin, Surendra M. Gupta

Surendra M. Gupta

The use of sensors in the detection of non-functional or missing components in a product before disassembling it is a promising approach to deal with the high level uncertainty associated with disassembly yield. This study presents a quantitative assessment of the impact of the sensor embedded products on the various performance measures of a kanban-controlled disassembly line. First, two separate design of experiments studies based on Orthogonal Arrays are carried out for the cases with and without sensor embedded products. Then, the results of paired-t tests comparing two cases based on different performance measures are presented.


Disassembly Of Sensor Embedded Products With Component Discriminating Demand, Mehmet Ali Ilgin, Surendra M. Gupta Sep 2010

Disassembly Of Sensor Embedded Products With Component Discriminating Demand, Mehmet Ali Ilgin, Surendra M. Gupta

Surendra M. Gupta

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 ...


An Evaluation Of The Effect Of Sensor Embedded Products In Product Disassembly With Precedence Relationships, Mehmet Ilgin, Surendra Gupta Sep 2010

An Evaluation Of The Effect Of Sensor Embedded Products In Product Disassembly With Precedence Relationships, Mehmet Ilgin, Surendra Gupta

Surendra M. Gupta

A promising solution approach to deal with the uncertainty associated with disassembly yield is sensor embedded products (SEPs) which involve sensors implanted during the production process. This study presents a quantitative assessment of the impact of SEPs on the various performance measures of a kanban-controlled air conditioner disassembly line. First, separate design of experiments studies based on orthogonal arrays are carried out for the cases with and without SEPs. Then, the results of paired-t tests comparing two cases based on different performance measures are presented.


Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Sensor-Embedded Products Based Disassembly-To-Order System, Onder Ondemir, Surendra Gupta Sep 2010

Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Sensor-Embedded Products Based Disassembly-To-Order System, Onder Ondemir, Surendra Gupta

Surendra M. Gupta

Due to environmental awareness and realization of cost savings, disassembly-to-order (DTO) concept has become popular. One of the main obstacles to making optimal DTO decisions is the uncertainty involved in end-of-life products (EOLPs). This uncertainty is due to the lack of information about the condition and the quantity of EOLPs returned. This uncertainty can be removed by sensors monitoring the products in their life-cycle. However, DTO systems utilizing these sensors will be more costly to establish and maintain. This paper presents economic justification of establishing advanced disassembly-to-order (DTO) systems in which sensor-embedded end-of-life products are disassembled in order to fulfill ...