Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling

by: Seamus M. McGovern, Surendra M. Gupta


Abstract: 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.
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Title: Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling

Publisher: : New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2011 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071622875

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Seamus M. McGovern Ph.D., is an Electronics Engineer at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. He concurrently holds a commission in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer, as well as a part-time industrial engineering faculty appointment at Northeastern University. A peer reviewer for six scientific journals, Dr. McGovern’s academic efforts have been recognized with the award of four competitive fellowships, 11 merit-based scholarships,election to three scholastic honor societies, and a national best dissertation prize.

Surendra M. Gupta Ph.D., is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the director of the Laboratory for Responsible Manufacturing, Northeastern University. He has authored or coauthored well over 400 technical papers published in books, journals and international conference proceedings. Dr. Gupta has taught over 100 courses in such areas as operations research, inventory theory, queuing theory, engineering economy, supply chain management, and production planning and control. Among the many recognitions received, he is the recipient of the Outstanding Research Award and the Outstanding Industrial Engineering Professor Award (in recognition of teaching excellence) from Northeastern University as well as a national Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Advisor Award.

Description: 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.