Title: Designing control management systems for parts recovery and spare parts management in the final phase within closed-loop supply chains

Authors: Marcus Schroter, Thomas Spengler

Addresses: Braunschweig University of Technology, Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Department of Production Management, Katharinenstr. 3, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany. ' Braunschweig University of Technology, Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Department of Production Management, katharinenstr. 3, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Abstract: Using recovered parts from discarded electrical and electronic equipment as spare parts within closed-loop supply chains is promising, especially during the final service phase, when the original product is no longer produced and the sources of new parts are limited. Controlling those closed-loop supply chains and to decide when to acquire discarded equipment, when to recover used parts, and when to produce new parts is challenging. To cope with this problem, we developed a generic system dynamics model that provides a test for various proposed policies to control closed-loop supply chains with parts recovery and spare parts supply.

Keywords: closed-loop supply chains; supply chain management; system dynamics; spare parts; parts recovery; product recovery; material recovery; reverse logistics; electrical and electronic equipment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISM.2004.004863

International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 2004 Vol.1 No.2, pp.158 - 179

Available online: 06 Jul 2004 *

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