How to Control a Reverse Logistics System When Used Items Return with Diminishing Quality

Imre Dobos, Grigory Pishchulov, Ralf Gössinger

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We study an integrated production-inventory system that manufactures new items of a certain product and receives some of the used items back. These can be either remanufactured on the same production line or disposed of. Used items awaiting remanufacturing need to be held in stock. New and as-good-as-new items are kept in stock, from which the product demand is satisfied. Controlling such a system involves decisions with regard to disposal of used items, succession of manufacturing and remanufacturing operations, and the choice of respective lot sizes. Recent works have referred to settings assuming variation in quality of returned items and a limited number of remanufacturing cycles that an item can undergo. We seek to determine optimal lot sizing for such a system and derive sufficient conditions for an optimal policy to forego remanufacturing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOperations Research Proceedings 2017
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), Freie Universiät Berlin, Germany, September 6-8, 2017
EditorsNatalia Kliewer, Jan Fabian Ehmke, Ralf Borndörfer
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages387-393
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-89920-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-89919-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2018

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Logistics system
Reverse logistics
Remanufacturing
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Optimal policy
Integrated production
Production-inventory system
Disposal
Lot sizing
Production line
Lot size

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Dobos, I., Pishchulov, G., & Gössinger, R. (2018). How to Control a Reverse Logistics System When Used Items Return with Diminishing Quality. In N. Kliewer, J. F. Ehmke, & R. Borndörfer (Eds.), Operations Research Proceedings 2017: Selected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), Freie Universiät Berlin, Germany, September 6-8, 2017 (pp. 387-393). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89920-6_52
Dobos, Imre ; Pishchulov, Grigory ; Gössinger, Ralf. / How to Control a Reverse Logistics System When Used Items Return with Diminishing Quality. Operations Research Proceedings 2017: Selected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), Freie Universiät Berlin, Germany, September 6-8, 2017. editor / Natalia Kliewer ; Jan Fabian Ehmke ; Ralf Borndörfer. Cham : Springer, 2018. pp. 387-393
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How to Control a Reverse Logistics System When Used Items Return with Diminishing Quality. / Dobos, Imre; Pishchulov, Grigory; Gössinger, Ralf.

Operations Research Proceedings 2017: Selected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), Freie Universiät Berlin, Germany, September 6-8, 2017. ed. / Natalia Kliewer; Jan Fabian Ehmke; Ralf Borndörfer. Cham : Springer, 2018. p. 387-393.

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