Lean disassembly line layout, and network simulation models

Paul G. Ranky, Libia Cristina Morales, Reggie J. Caudill

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The purpose of this research is to create a simulation method and validated cases, that enable disassembly enterprises to experiment with different computer networking solutions, and protocols for electronically supported manual, and optionally automated/robotized disassembly workstations (integrated into a disassembly line), to experiment with different disassembly process layout and cell/line design solutions, and to provide electronic support systems for designers and managers for evaluating 'what if?' scenarios, when developing such systems. This simulation project extends our Web-enabled Virtual Disassembly Manager (web-VDM) project for Electronic Product / Process Designers, Disassembly Line Managers and Operators, webVDM is a major MERC / NJIT R & D group effort, supported by several funding agencies, companies and institutions and their hard working staff, and our RAs (Research Assistants).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - Boston MA, United States
Duration: May 19 2003May 22 2003


Other2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston MA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


  • Disassembly line management
  • Production control of demanufacturing
  • Simulation and modeling demanufacturing software tools
  • Virtual disassembly


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