Reverse logistics and inventory control with product remanufacturing

  • E. A. van der Laan
  • M. Salomon
  • J. A. A. E. van Nunen
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 460)


In this paper we investigate product remanufacturing in general, and the influence of product remanufacturing on production planning and inventory control. The contents of this paper are as follows: (i) we discuss some important issues concerning the application of product remanufacturing in industry, (ii) we review the literature on production planning and inventory control models that apply to the situation of remanufacturing, (iii) we investigate the steady-state behaviour of re-order point strategies with remanufacturing, and (iv) we indicate some new areas for future research in production planning and inventory control with remanufacturing.


Production planning and inventory control remanufacturing re-order point strategies for inventory control stochastic models markov chains 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. van der Laan
    • 1
  • M. Salomon
    • 2
  • J. A. A. E. van Nunen
    • 1
  1. 1.Erasmus Universiteit RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Katholieke Universiteit BrabantTilburgThe Netherlands

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