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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The definitive guide to the disassembly lineThe Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling provides in-depth information on this complex process essential to remanufacturing, recycling, and environmentally conscious manufacturing.
This pioneering work offers efficient techniques required to solve problems involving the number of workstations required and the disassembly sequencing of end-of-life products on the disassembly line. In this book, the disassembly line balancing problem (DLBP) is described, defined mathematically, and illustrated by case studies.
Combinatorial optimization methodologies are presented as solutions to the DLBP. Coverage includes:Graphical representations of products to be disassembledComputational complexity of combinatorial problemsDescription of the disassembly line and the mathematical modelComputational complexity of the DLBPCombinatorial optimization searchesExperimental instancesAnalytical methodologiesExhaustive searchGenetic algorithmAnt colony optimizationGreedy algorithmGreedy/adjacent element hill climbing hybridGreedy/2-opt hybridH-K heuristicQuantitative and qualitative comparative analysisThis authoritative volume also covers product planning, line and facility design, sequencing and scheduling, inventory, just in time, revenue, and unbalanced lines.