Inventory Control for Joint Manufacturing and Remanufacturing

  • E. A. van der Laan
  • M. Fleischmann
  • R. Dekker
  • L. N. Van Wassenhove
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 17)


The growing environmental burden of a ‘throw-away-society’ has made apparent the need for alternatives to landfilling and incineration of waste. Opportunities have been sought to reintegrate used products and materials into industrial production processes. Recycling of waste paper and scrap metal have been around for a long time. Collection and reuse of packages and recovery of electronic equipment are more recent examples. Efforts to efficiently reuse products and/or materials have introduced a wide range of novel and complex issues that affect the complete supply chain of recoverable products. Supply chain management in the light of product reuse is what we refer to as ‘Reverse Logistics Management’.


Optimal Policy Spare Part Serviceable Inventory Safety Stock Inventory Position 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. van der Laan
    • 1
  • M. Fleischmann
    • 2
  • R. Dekker
    • 3
  • L. N. Van Wassenhove
    • 1
  1. 1.Technology Management AreaINSEADFontainebleau CedexFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of Business AdministrationErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty of EconomicsErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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