Innovation and Supply Chain Management
Online ISSN : 2187-8684
Print ISSN : 2187-0969
ISSN-L : 2185-0135
Management of End of Life Products with Design Alternatives
Aditi D. JOSHIKenichi NAKASHIMA
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2015 Volume 9 Issue 4 Pages 119-126

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This paper considers a product recovery facility which receives sensors and Radio Frequency Identi?cation (RFID) tags embedded End-Of-Life (EOL) products. Sensors and RFID tags acquire components’ dynamic and static life cycle data during their economic lives. The captured life cycle data provides information about products’ contents and conditions. The information also helps to determine the remaining lives of products and components which are then translated into quality levels. The example considered here presents an advanced-repair-to-order-disassembly-to-order system. It disassembles the components to meet the components’ demands, repairs the products to meet the products’ demands and recycles the materials to meet the materials’ demands. The received EOL products may have different design alternatives. The EOL product of any design can be utilized to ful?ll the components’, products’, and materials’ demands. The objective of the proposed goal programming model is to determine how to process the EOL products in order to meet the components products’ and materials ’demands.

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