Advanced Disassembly Planning

Flexible, Price-Quantity Dependent, and Multi-Period Planning Approaches

  • Christian Ullerich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXV
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-391

About this book


Disassembly is one of the key elements of any processing of recovered products. Be it for repair, remanufacturing, refurbishing, cannibalisation, material recycling, or disposal. Hence, planning the disassembly is important and—with growing amounts of recovered products and need for saving resources—becomes even more important.The disassembly planning approaches presented are based on mathematical programming. With this methodology a profit-optimal planning of quantities of multiple types of recovered products as well as parts distribution, material recycling, and disposal quantities is realised. Thereby, typical aspects, like material purity requirements, the condition of the recovered products, hazardous parts, and capacity limitations, are also considered. Anew approach is the presented combination of disassembly-to-order planning and disassembly sequencing, which is called Flexible Disassembly Planning.



·         Flexible Disassembly Planning

·         Disassembly planning considering price-quantity dependencies

·         Rolling horizon disassembly planning

·         Disassembly path assignment


Target Groups

·         Researchers and students in the field of Business Administration with focus on Disassembly Planning and Operations Research

·         Managers and experts with focus on Disassembly Planning


About the Author

Christian Ullerich was university lecturer and researcher in the fields of Operations Research and Industrial Management at the faculty of economic sciences at the TechnischeUniversität Dresden.


Disassembly planning Dynamic planning Linear and quadratic optimization Literature review Operations research

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Ullerich
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  1. 1., Fakultät WirtschaftswissenschaftenTU DresdenDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-03117-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-03118-3
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