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Dynamic performance of a recycling supply chain

Dynamic performance of a recycling supply chain

Zhou, Li ORCID: 0000-0001-7132-5935, Naim, Mohamed M. and Disney, Stephen (2010) Dynamic performance of a recycling supply chain. In: Sixteenth International Working Seminar on Production Economics. Pre-prints. Congress Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, pp. 623-634. (Unpublished)

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This research investigates a 3 echelon recycling (or remanufacturing) supply chain where a push-based policy is adopted by all 3 players in their return loop. We focus on the impact of return yield and recycling process/remanufacturing lead time on the system dynamics performance. Two variables are studied, i.e. order rate and serviceable inventory. The result suggests that unlike pull-based system, in the push-based recycling/remanufacturing system, the higher return yield does not contribute to improve dynamics performance in terms of overshoot and risk of stock out when a unit step response as input. However, rationally allocating the return yield, i.e. the amount of used products, to each player in the RSC may help to get better overall performance of the SC. The impact of recycling process/remanufacturing lead time, Tr, is not as significant as return yield. The longer Tr leads to higher overshoot and longer time to recovery inventory, as well as more oscillation in upstream echelon.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Sixteenth International Working Seminar on Production Economics. Pre-prints.
Additional Information: [1] This paper was presented on 3 March 2010 at the 16th International Working Seminar of Production Economics, held from 1-5 March 2010 in Innsbruck, Austria. [2] The Seminar was organized by Medifas.
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynamic performance, remanufacturing, recycling, supply chain management, APIOBPCS, logistics, operations management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Supply Chain Management Research Group
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