An optimization method for the remanufacturing dynamic facility layout problem with uncertainties

Lingling Li, Congbo Li, Huijie Ma, Ying Tang

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number685408
JournalDiscrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume2015
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 23 2015

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Remanufacturing
Facility Layout
Optimization Methods
Uncertainty
Materials handling
Layout
Materials Handling
Simulated annealing
Machine tools
Machine Tool
Unequal
Simulated Annealing
Work Flow
Planning
Heuristics
Processing
Resources
Optimization
Cell
Costs

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  • Modeling and Simulation

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