ELV Recycling Management Practice: A Disassembly Mode Selection Using a Hybrid MCDM Approach

Posted: 23 Jul 2019

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Fuli Zhou

Zhengzhou University of Light Industry

Ming K. Lim

Chongqing University; Coventry University

Date Written: July 20, 2019


To assist sustainability achievement of the Chinese vehicle industry, a 4R-based recycling procedure (re-use, recovery, re-manufacturing and material recycling) is constructed and end-of-life vehicle recycling (ELV) management practices are performed recently. The prerequisite of cost-effective 4R operations is the dismantling of ELVs, therefore, the appropriate disassembly mode employed is of great significance for recycling efficiency improvement. The disassembly mode selection subjected to multiple principles can be regarded as a multi-criteria decision-making problem, and we develop a hybrid fuzzy DANP-VIKOR approach to perform the recycling management practice through the disassembly mode selection. The fuzzy DANP method is employed to map the multiple criteria in terms of the vagueness and uncertainty, and the derived fuzzy weight vector is embedded into fuzzy VIKOR steps. To avoid loss of information, the fuzzy ranking technique based on degree of possibility concept is proposed to obtain the alternative ranking. A case study in a recycling plant demonstrates the effectiveness and robustness of the hybrid approach.

Suggested Citation

Zhou, Fuli and Lim, Ming K., ELV Recycling Management Practice: A Disassembly Mode Selection Using a Hybrid MCDM Approach (July 20, 2019). Abstract Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Cities (icRS Cities). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3423213

Fuli Zhou (Contact Author)

Zhengzhou University of Light Industry ( email )


Ming K. Lim

Chongqing University ( email )

Shazheng Str 174, Shapingba District
Chongqing 400044, Chongqing 400030

Coventry University

Priory Street
Coventry, CV1 5FB
United Kingdom

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