A systematic approach to disassembly line design

Y. Tang, M. C. Zhou, R. Caudill

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The increasing importance of a product's relationship and effects on the environment has prompted active research in demanufacturing systems. A disassembly process is a critically important part of a demanufacturing system. Its design and improvement is of great significance to achieve the best use of resources (labor, money and time). This paper addresses the disassembly line-balancing problem. An algorithm is developed to facilitate the disassembly line design and optimization, which dynamically configures a large system into many disassembly lines, based on system status and demand sources, guarantees the line balance and efficiency. An example is given to illustrate this methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - Denver, CA, United States
Duration: May 7 2001May 9 2001


Other2001 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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