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|Title: ||Cost estimation for remanufacture with limited and uncertain information using case based reasoning|
|Authors: ||Goodall, Paul A.|
Graham, Ian J.
Harding, Jennifer A.
Conway, Paul P.
West, Andrew A.
Case based reasoning
Service oriented architecture
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Publisher: ||Springer International Publishing Ltd © the authors|
|Citation: ||GOODALL, P. ... et al., 2015. Cost estimation for remanufacture with limited and uncertain information using case based reasoning. Journal of Remanufacturing, 5:7.|
|Abstract: ||Assessing products prior to remanufacture is an important part of the remanufacturing
process, ensuring that unsuitable cores are removed at an early stage to avoid
unnecessary processing. In particular, understanding the economic cost of
remanufacturing a product can be an important aspect of the assessment, especially for
businesses operating in low volumes and on high value products, where the risk
associated with unexpected costs or failure to complete remanufacture are much
greater. Estimating these costs can however be difficult, as important information
required to make a prediction is often uncertain, such as the product design, its
condition and also the understanding of the resource requirements for remanufacture.
Within this research a method has been developed to estimate the economic cost and
risks of conducting a remanufacturing activity to a product when information is
uncertain. Summation of the individual activities can then be conducted to
determine the economic cost and risks of the entire remanufacturing process.
The method utilises a combination of case based reasoning and probability theory to
identify similarities between historical data records and the product under assessment,
to predict the cost and risks of remanufacture. In particular this method enables cost
estimation when important product information is missing including the manufacturer,
model or condition. Additionally estimates can be made when exact historical
information is not present, which can be useful to business remanufacturing
bespoke or rare products. The method is then implemented within a service
oriented architecture and functionally demonstrated using an example of an
independent wind turbine gearbox remanufacturer.|
|Description: ||© 2015 Goodall et al. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium,
provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and
indicate if changes were made.|
|Sponsor: ||The PREMANUS project (grant agreement number 285541) is co-funded (alongside the project consortium members)
by the European Union under the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) theme of the Seventh
Framework Programme (FP7) for research, technological development, and demonstration.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13243-015-0013-8|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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