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The Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modelingby Seamus M. Mcgovern
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Comprehensive coverage of the disassembly line
The Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling provides a foundation of knowledge on this emerging topica key component of remanufacturing, recycling, and environmentally conscious manufacturing, as well as reverse and closed-loop supply chains. The book helps practitioners understand how a particular disassembly line issue can be effectively approached in a given decision-making situation.
This practical guide covers the intricate process of disassemblythe methodical extraction of valuable parts/subassemblies and materials from discarded products through a series of operations. Efficient techniques are necessary to solve problems involving the number of workstations required and the disassembly sequencing of end-of-life products with application to the disassembly line. These techniques are fully covering in this in-depth volume.
The Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling features:
Authoritative information on the disassembly line:
Assembly Lines; Disassembly Lines; Literature Review; Graphical Representations of Products to be Disassembled; Computational Complexity in Solving Disassembly Line Problems; Combinatorial Optimization Searches; Disassembly Line Balancing; Description of the Disassembly Line and the Mathematical Model; Computational Complexity of DLBP; Disassembly Line Experimental Instances; Analytical Methodologies; Exhaustive Search; Ant Colony Optimization; Greedy Algorithm; Greedy/Adjacent Element Hill Climbing Hybrid; Greedy/2-Opt Hybrid; Genetic Algorithm; The Hunter-Killer General-Purpose Heuristic; Quantitative and Qualitative Comparative Analysis of DLBP Heuristics; Other DLBP; Overview of Disassembly Line Problems; Disassembly Line Product Planning; Disassembly Line Design; Disassembly Line Sequencing and Scheduling; Disassembly Line Inventory; Disassembly Line Just-in-Time; Specialized Disassembly Line Problems; Conclusions and Future Research
Book News Annotation:
Electronics engineer McGovern and Gupta (mechanical and industrial engineering, Northwestern U.) explain how to apply principles and techniques of the assembly line to taking products apart. Disassembly is labor intensive because of the variability involved, they point out, so the efficiency of the physical operation can often make the difference between profit and loss. They discuss such aspects as the graphical representation of products to be disassembled, combinatorial optimization searches, analytic methodologies, a greedy algorithm, disassembly-line product planning, sequencing and scheduling, and unbalanced disassembly lines. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"This unique resource comprehensively covers the disassembly line--a key component of remanufacturing, recycling, and environmentally conscious manufacturing, as well as reverse and closed-loop supply chains"--
The definitive guide to the disassembly line
The 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 disassembled Computational complexity of combinatorial problems Description of the disassembly line and the mathematical model Computational complexity of the DLBP Combinatorial optimization searches Experimental instances Analytical methodologies Exhaustive search Genetic algorithm Ant colony optimization Greedy algorithm Greedy/adjacent element hill climbing hybrid Greedy/2-opt hybrid H-K heuristic Quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis
This authoritative volume also covers product planning, line and facility design, sequencing and scheduling, inventory, just in time, revenue, and unbalanced lines.
Table of Contents
Preface; About the Authors; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Part I: Background; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Assembly Lines; Chapter 3. Disassembly Lines; Chapter 4. Literature Review; Chapter 5. Graphical Representations of Products to be Disassembled; Chapter 6. Computational Complexity in Solving Disassembly Line Problems; Chapter 7. Combinatorial Optimization Searches; Part II: Disassembly Line Balancing; Chapter 8. Disassembly Line Balancing Overview; Chapter 9. Description of the Disassembly Line and the Mathematical Model; Chapter 10. Computational Complexity of DLBP; Chapter 11. Disassembly Line Experimental Instances; Chapter 12. Analytical Methodologies; Chapter 13. Exhaustive Search; Chapter 14. Ant Colony Optimization; Chapter 15. Greedy Algorithm; Chapter 16. Greedy/Adjacent Element Hill Climbing Hybrid; Chapter 17. Greedy/2-Opt Hybrid; Chapter 18. Genetic Algorithm; Chapter 19. The Hunter-Killer General-Purpose Heuristic; Chapter 20. Quantitative and Qualitative Comparative Analysis of DLBP Heuristics; Chapter 21. Other DLBP; Part III: Further Disassembly Line Considerations; Chapter 22. Overview of Disassembly Line Problems; Chapter 23. Disassembly Line Product Planning; Chapter 24. Disassembly Line Design; Chapter 25. Disassembly Line Sequencing and Scheduling; Chapter 26. Disassembly Line Inventory; Chapter 27. Disassembly Line Just-in-Time; Chapter 28. Specialized Disassembly Line Problems; Part IV: Summary; Chapter 29. Conclusions and Future Research; Bibliography; Appendix A. Acronyms; Appendix B. Complexity Theory Background; List of Authors; Index
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