Title: An integrated logistics operational model for Remanufacturing/Manufacturing system based on the consumer market
Authors: Q.L. Gu, J.H. Ji
Addresses: Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 535 Fa Hua Zhen Road, 200052 Shanghai, China; Computer Department, Tianjin University of Technology and Education, Liulin East Hexi District, 300222 Tianjin, China. ' Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 535 Fa Hua Zhen Road, 200052 Shanghai, China
Abstract: This study presents a cost-minimisation operational model for an integrated logistics of Remanufacturing/Manufacturing (R/M) system based on the consumer market. The logistics network of R/M system includes the original forward logistics and the reverse logistics. The consumer market includes two markets: the renew/new products market of the forward logistics and the used-products market of the reverse logistics. The functionality of the proposed operational model focuses mainly on production planning and distribution planning of the renew/new products of the period T, collection planning and distribution planning of the used-products of the period T-2, disassembly planning and distribution planning of the disassembled products of the period T-1. The relationship of the renew/new products market and the used-products market is considered. At the same time, the impact of the recoverable ratio on the optimisation results is analysed. An illustration is presented to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach.
Keywords: consumer markets; forward logistics; operational models; reverse logistics; remanufacturing systems; manufacturing systems; integrated logistics; disassembly planning; distribution planning; remanufacturing-manufacturing; optimisation.
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2008 Vol.4 No.1, pp.21 - 39
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