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Module-Based Product Configuration Decisions Considering Both Economical and Carbon Emission-Related Environmental Factors

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School of Business and Management, Donghua University, Shanghai 200051, China
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Business Information Systems Department, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Sustainability 2020, 12(3), 1145; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031145
Received: 14 January 2020 / Revised: 3 February 2020 / Accepted: 4 February 2020 / Published: 5 February 2020
With an increasing demand for green and environmentally friendly products, configuring a customized product from modular product design to satisfy both individualized customer requirements and environment restrictions has become a vital task for mass customization. In this paper, we addressed a module-based product configuration problem under carbon emission regulation, i.e., carbon cap-and-trade schema. The configuration problem under carbon cap-and-trade schema was formulated as a mixed-integer programming problem. Due to the NP-hard characteristics of the model, a genetic algorithm was employed to solve the configuration problems under carbon cap-and-trade. Experiments were carried out to analyze the effects of carbon emissions on product configuration decisions and carbon purchasing decisions. As a result, the range for carbon emission cap is suggested for both manufacturers and government agency, which provides the decision supporting for both customized and low-carbon production and green manufacturing. View Full-Text
Keywords: product configuration; mass customization; product family; sustainable manufacturing; carbon emission policy; genetic algorithm product configuration; mass customization; product family; sustainable manufacturing; carbon emission policy; genetic algorithm
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Yang, D.; Li, J.; Wang, B.; Jia, Y.-j. Module-Based Product Configuration Decisions Considering Both Economical and Carbon Emission-Related Environmental Factors. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1145. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031145

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Yang D, Li J, Wang B, Jia Y-j. Module-Based Product Configuration Decisions Considering Both Economical and Carbon Emission-Related Environmental Factors. Sustainability. 2020; 12(3):1145. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031145

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Yang, Dong, Jia Li, Bill Wang, and Yong-ji Jia. 2020. "Module-Based Product Configuration Decisions Considering Both Economical and Carbon Emission-Related Environmental Factors" Sustainability 12, no. 3: 1145. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031145

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