A Proactive Remanufacturing Planning Model for Enhancing Environmental Sustainability

Zhicheng Zhu, Yisha Xiang, Weilong Cong, Hong Chao Zhang, Tongdan Jin

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Abstract

In the past decade, remanufacturing has been increasingly recognized as an important approach for realizing long-term efficiency and sustainability in manufacturing industry. A considerable number of tools and methods have been developed to facilitate the planning and operations of remanufacturing process. However, most of the studies focus on the end-of-life phase of product, which may lead to more negative environmental impacts, increased energy use and higher operational cost. Proactive remanufacturing is a new strategy that allows us to determine the optimal remanufacturing timing based on the health condition of a product. The research on environmental sustainability from proactive remanufacturing is still in the early stage. In this paper, we develop a stochastic program to proactively determine the remanufacturing timing with the objective of minimizing the total environmental impacts. Our preliminary results show that proactive remanufacturing strategy can further reduce the environmental impacts compared with the reactive or end-of-life remanufacturing scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering, QR2MSE 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages71-76
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728114279
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019
Event2019 International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering, QR2MSE 2019 - Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
Duration: Aug 6 2019Aug 9 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering, QR2MSE 2019

Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering, QR2MSE 2019
CountryChina
CityZhangjiajie, Hunan
Period08/6/1908/9/19

Keywords

  • decision making
  • remanufacturing
  • stochastic programming

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