A Heuristic Based on AHP and TOPSIS for Disassembly Line Balancing

  • Shwetank AvikalEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 436)


Disassembly lines have become one of the most suitable ways for the disassembly of large products or small products in large quantities for efficient working of disassembly line; its design and balancing is prudent. In disassembly lines, task assignment in appropriate schedule is necessary for designing and balancing the line. In this paper, a heuristic based on multi criteria decision-making (MCDM) technique has been proposed for assignment of tasks to the disassembly workstations. In the proposed heuristic, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) has been used for the prioritizing of task for the assignment to workstations. The proposed heuristic has been compared to other heuristic and it has been found that it performs well and gives sufficiently better results.


Analytical hierarchy process (AHP) Heuristic TOPSIS Line balancing MCDM Product disassembly 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentGraphic Era Hill UniversityDehradunIndia

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