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Sustainability 2017, 9(2), 256; doi:10.3390/su9020256

The Resource Benefits Evaluation Model on Remanufacturing Processes of End-of-Life Construction Machinery under the Uncertainty in Recycling Price

State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
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Received: 12 October 2016 / Revised: 24 January 2017 / Accepted: 8 February 2017 / Published: 11 February 2017
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Abstract

In the process of end-of-life construction machinery remanufacturing, the existence of uncertainties in all aspects of the remanufacturing process increase the difficulty and complexity of resource benefits evaluation for them. To quantify the effects of those uncertainty factors, this paper makes a mathematical analysis of the recycling and remanufacturing processes, building a resource benefits evaluation model for the end-of-life construction machinery. The recycling price and the profits of remanufacturers can thereby be obtained with a maximum remanufacturing resource benefit. The study investigates the change regularity of the resource benefits, recycling price, and profits of remanufacturers when the recycling price, quality fluctuation coefficient, demand coefficient, and the reusing ratio of products or parts are varying. In the numerical experiment, we explore the effects of uncertainties on the remanufacturing decisions and the total expected costs. The simulated analysis shows when the quality fluctuation coefficient is approaching to 1, the values of the profits of remanufacturer, the maximal resource benefits and recycling price grade into constants. View Full-Text
Keywords: remanufacturing processes; end-of-life construction machinery; the recycling price; resource benefits; profits of remanufacturing processes; uncertainty remanufacturing processes; end-of-life construction machinery; the recycling price; resource benefits; profits of remanufacturing processes; uncertainty
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Deng, Q.-W.; Liao, H.-L.; Xu, B.-W.; Liu, X.-H. The Resource Benefits Evaluation Model on Remanufacturing Processes of End-of-Life Construction Machinery under the Uncertainty in Recycling Price. Sustainability 2017, 9, 256.

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