This paper extends the model of a production, remanufacturing and waste disposal system by adding a buyer (retailer) to the vendor's system to form a two-level forward/reverse supply chain. The vendor and the buyer are assumed to operate according to a consignment stock policy. A mathematical model is developed for the cases when the production and remanufacturing batches are of different and equal sizes. The model also accounts for transportation, inspection and sorting costs. Numerical examples are provided and results are discussed. The results show that the collection rate of used items and the repairable rate have a significant impact on the total cost of the system and the batch sizes. It was suggested that it may not be possible to operate a system like the one described in the paper at its maximum environmental edge without receiving some incentives or tax brackets. Another possibility is for the system to undergo a continuous improvement process to reduce its operational costs, which may require additional investment.

A consignment stock coordination scheme for the production, remanufacturing and waste disposal problem

Jaber, Mohamad;ZANONI, Simone;ZAVANELLA, Lucio Enrico
2013-01-01

Abstract

This paper extends the model of a production, remanufacturing and waste disposal system by adding a buyer (retailer) to the vendor's system to form a two-level forward/reverse supply chain. The vendor and the buyer are assumed to operate according to a consignment stock policy. A mathematical model is developed for the cases when the production and remanufacturing batches are of different and equal sizes. The model also accounts for transportation, inspection and sorting costs. Numerical examples are provided and results are discussed. The results show that the collection rate of used items and the repairable rate have a significant impact on the total cost of the system and the batch sizes. It was suggested that it may not be possible to operate a system like the one described in the paper at its maximum environmental edge without receiving some incentives or tax brackets. Another possibility is for the system to undergo a continuous improvement process to reduce its operational costs, which may require additional investment.
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