Document Type

Article

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Publication Date

1-1-2015

Publication Title

Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society

DOI

10.1155/2015/685408

Abstract

Remanufacturing is a practice of growing importance due to increasing environmental awareness and regulations. Facility layout design, as the cornerstone of effective facility planning, is concerned about resource localization for a well-coordinated workflow that leads to lower material handling costs and reduced lead times. However, due to stochastic returns of used products/components and their uncontrollable quality conditions, the remanufacturing process exhibits a high level of uncertainty challenging the facility layout design for remanufacturing. This paper undertakes this problem and presents an optimization method for remanufacturing dynamic facility layout with variable process capacities, unequal processing cells, and intercell material handling. A dynamic multirow layout model is presented for layout optimization and a modified simulated annealing heuristic is proposed toward the determination of optimal layout schemes. The approach is demonstrated through a machine tool remanufacturing system.

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Published Citation

Li, L., Li, C., Ma, H., & Tang, Y. (2015). An Optimization Method for the Remanufacturing Dynamic Facility Layout Problem with Uncertainties. Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, 2015 (2015), Article ID 685408, 11 pages.

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