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Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 629–645 | Cite as

An adaptive pull strategy for remanufacturing systems

  • Katsuhiko Takahashi
  • Yasuhiro Doi
  • Daisuke Hirotani
  • Katsumi Morikawa
Article

Abstract

Recently, remanufacturing systems have been studied from various viewpoints. Van der Laan and Teunter (Eur J Oper Res 175(2):1084–1102, 2006), for example, proposed simple heuristics for push and pull remanufacturing strategies. However, because they are only simple heuristics they are not very useful in a stochastic demand situation. An adaptive strategy should be incorporated into the pull strategy to improve performance; therefore, we propose an adaptive pull strategy for remanufacturing systems that can control manufacturing and remanufacturing rates in the remanufacturing system. The performance and effectiveness of our proposed system is analyzed by Markov analysis, and the results are shown in this paper.

Keywords

Inventory control Remanufacturing system Pull strategy Adaptive pull system 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The work in this paper was partially supported by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science with a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research in 2006–2008 and 2010–2012.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katsuhiko Takahashi
    • 1
  • Yasuhiro Doi
    • 1
  • Daisuke Hirotani
    • 1
  • Katsumi Morikawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of System Cybernetics, Graduate School of EngineeringHiroshima UniversityHigashi-HiroshimaJapan

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