Computational intelligence in used products retrieval and reproduction

Wen Jing Gao, Bo Xing, Tshilidzi Marwala

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Remanufacturing has become a superior option for product recovery management system. It mainly consists of three stages: retrieval, reproduction, and redistribution. So far, many different approaches have been followed in order to improve the efficiency of a remanufacturing process. However, as the complexity increases, the use of computational intelligence (CI) in those problems is becoming a unique tool of imperative value. In this paper, different CI methods, such as artificial neural network (ANN), ant colony optimization (ACO), biogeography-based optimization (BBO), cuckoo search (CS) and fuzzy logic (FL), are utilized to solve the problems involved in retrieval and reproduction stages for remanufacturing. The key issues in implementing the proposed approaches are discussed, and finally the applicability of the proposed methods are illustrated through different examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9781466674585
ISBN (Print)9781466674578
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Engineering


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