Investigating Economies of Remanufacturing under Limited Component Durability and Finite Life Cycles: A Multi-Period Linear and Nonlinear Programming Model

Sripinan, Sorravith (2015) Investigating Economies of Remanufacturing under Limited Component Durability and Finite Life Cycles: A Multi-Period Linear and Nonlinear Programming Model. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

Due to the recognition of the hidden economic opportunities in the used products as well as the take-back legislation enforcement, the closed-loop supply chain research area has grown more attention during the last decade.

In this dissertation, we model the closed-loop supply chain with remanufacturing problem as a network model together with linear and nonlinear programming. The primary interest is devoted to the fundamental supply-loop constraints namely limited component durability and finite product life cycles as well as their effects on the closed-loop supply chain. The problem is executed with three different strategies. Their performance is compared in terms of total cost and total number of new products to identify the optimal policy. Further, the managerial insights such as end-of-life effects and remanufacturing potential are explicated and discussed.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: closed-loop supply chain; remanufacturing; limited durability; life cycles; linear programming
Depositing User: Sripinan, Sorravith
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 15:59
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 10:28
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/30088

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