A mathematical model for designing reconfigurable cellular hybrid manufacturing-remanufacturing systems

Tariq Aljuneidi, Akif Asil Bulgak

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Sustainability is increasingly becoming a decisive issue in many aspects of life. While sustainability appears to be a popular research area in general, one cannot observe much emphasis on research in design issues of sustainable manufacturing systems presently. In wake of this, this article presents a simultaneous investigation of reconfigurable cellular manufacturing systems (CMSs) and hybrid manufacturing-remanufacturing systems and proposes an integrated approach in design optimization, analysis, and process planning aspects as an attempt to address to a number of design issues for “sustainable manufacturing systems.” A mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model, which considers a classical cell formation problem in CMSs, bridged with a production planning problem, in hybrid manufacturing-remanufacturing systems, while addressing to “reconfiguration” issues for the CMS for different production periods, has been developed. Numerical examples are provided. A detailed discussion of a numerical example is presented to illustrate the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1585-1596
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number5-8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellular manufacturing systems
  • Manufacturing-remanufacturing systems
  • Mathematical programming
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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