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Green Manufacturing Planning

Green Manufacturing is a manufacturing that minimizes waste and pollution achieved through sustainable design. It integrates the economic benefits with environmental impact and covers the whole life cycle of products from design, production, assembly, transportation, recycling, and disposal. The recovery and reuse for end-of-life products are the key steps to achieve green manufacturing.

To efficiently recycle the remaining value of obsolete products, we study a reverse process of assembly i.e. disassembly. The disassembly planning problem needs to decide the disassembly sequencing and the end-of-life ways for products. Our goal is to find a profitable and environmentally friendly disassembly sequence while making the recycling decisions for every part of products.

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