Design for lifecycle profit with a simultaneous consideration of initial manufacturing and end-of-life remanufacturing

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Abstract

Remanufacturing is emerging as a promising solution for achieving green, profitable businesses. This paper considers a manufacturer that produces new products and also remanufactures products that become available at the end of their lifecycle. For such a manufacturer, design decisions determine both the initial profit from manufacturing and future profit from remanufacturing. To maximize the total profit, design decisions must carefully consider both manufacturing and end-of-life stages together. To help in the lifecycle design, this paper proposes a mathematical model using mixed integer programming. With an aim to maximize the total lifecycle profit (i.e., the sum of the profits from initial manufacturing and end-of-life remanufacturing), the proposed model identifies an optimal product design (i.e., design specifications and the selling price) for the new and remanufactured products. It optimizes both the initial design and design upgrades at the end-of-life stage and also provides corresponding production strategies. To illustrate, the developed model is demonstrated with an example of a desktop computer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for Harmonies, ICED 2013
Pages171-180
Number of pages10
Volume5 DS75-05
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event19th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Aug 19 2013Aug 22 2013

Other

Other19th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period8/19/138/22/13

Keywords

  • Design for environment
  • End-of-life
  • Lifecycle
  • Remanufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Kwak, M., & Kim, H. H. M. (2013). Design for lifecycle profit with a simultaneous consideration of initial manufacturing and end-of-life remanufacturing. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design: Design for Harmonies, ICED 2013 (Vol. 5 DS75-05, pp. 171-180)