A Simulation-based Optimization for Production Planning of Dedicated Remanufacturing System

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Navee Chiadamrong
Nathridee Suppakitjarak
Chayanan Tangchaisuk


This paper presents a study of a dedicated remanufacturing system using a simulation-based optimization approach. The remanufacturing system performs various rework processes such as inspection, assembly, disassembly, testing, and repair on used-products and transforms them to be as-new products. In this study, the original production line of this dedicated remanufacturing system is shared with multiple products and has a limited space to accommodate arriving used products. Therefore, an appropriate inventory capacity should be set and a proper switching rule should be introduced to set up the production line. Otherwise, excessive line switching time and cost would be incurred. The objective of this study is to sequentially improve and suggest a method to optimize the production planning of this dedicated remanufacturing system under uncertain conditions, i.e., uncontrollable product arrival and stochastic operational time. A case study is used to demonstrate and identify possible solutions, to show the advantages of the proposed approach. This approach can assist in decision making for the planning and management of remanufacturing systems.


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Chiadamrong, N., Suppakitjarak, N., & Tangchaisuk, C. (2020). A Simulation-based Optimization for Production Planning of Dedicated Remanufacturing System. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (ISJET), 4(2), 1–12. Retrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/isjet/article/view/240213
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