JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, vol.225, pp.697-715, 2019 (SCI-Expanded)
Over the last twenty-five years, there has been a growing interest in the disassembly line balancing. The key role in reverse supply chains is the most important motivation behind this interest. Cleaner production can be possible via reverse supply chains. The objective of this study is to analyze disassembly line balancing articles in an extended way. In order to achieve this, traditional literature review is combined with bibliometric and social network analysis. This methodology gives the opportunity to identify trends, evolutionary trajectories and key issues in a more scientific and objective way. Future Study Realization Analysis (FSRA) is also proposed in this review as a new analysis tool. It can be able to see all suggestions for future studies in all studies and whether they were studied or not. It is found that disassembly line balancing is immature and there need to write articles to enlarge the problem. It can be seen from bibliometric analysis that there is a rapid development in the last five years. Social network analysis results show that Surendra Gupta is the most authoritative researcher in the network. The noteworthy result of the FSRA is that the future directions of the first article on DLBP are still waiting to study. Findings of this review can be useful for future research in disassembly line balancing. (C) 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.