An integrated fuzzy approach for evaluating remanufacturing alternatives of a product design

Xiaojun Wang, Hing Kai Chan

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Abstract

Remanufacturing has emerged as a competitive strategy for manufacturers to tackle environmental and economic challenges. In this paper, an integrated fuzzy approach is developed for the evaluation of remanufacturing alternatives. Then, importance weights of main remanufacturing processes and evaluation criteria are obtained through fuzzy extent analysis. Fuzzy hierarchical TOPSIS is then applied to evaluate the alternatives. A case study is presented to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed approach. The analysis results show that it is a viable approach and can be used as an effective tool for design evaluation from the remanufacturing point of view. Finally, conclusions are discussed and future research directions are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
JournalJournal of Remanufacturing
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fuzzy extent analysis
  • Hierarchical model
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Remanufacturing
  • TOPSIS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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