Minimizing Uncertainty Involved in Designing the Closed-loop Supply Network for Multiple-lifecycle of Products
2010 (English)In: Annals Of DAAAM for 2010 & Proceedings of 21st DAAAM Symposium: Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation / [ed] Branko Katalinic, Zadar: DAAAM International , 2010, 1055-1056 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
To ensure multiple-lifecycle of products through remanufacturing intervention requires a well-functioning closed-loop supply network. Generally, the unpredictability of quantity, timing and quality (physical/functional) of the returned products and demand fluctuation of the remanufactured products are the main sources of uncertainty of closed-loop supply network. To some extent, efficient recollection strategies and separate distribution channels for remanufactured products can minimize the uncertainty. Nevertheless, efficient recollection does not necessarily close the loop if the recovered products do not enter into the main stream of the supply network. Beside, products that are distributed through separate channels create an open loop. Thus, the problem of uncertainty remains unsolved. The aim of this paper is to propose solutions to minimize the uncertainty involved in designing a well-functioning closed-loop supply network using the system dynamics principle and tool.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zadar: DAAAM International , 2010. 1055-1056 p.
Closed-loop supply network, multiple-lifecycle, remanufacturing, system dynamics, end-of-life product
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject SRA - Production
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27736ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84904439162OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27736DiVA: diva2:380379
Proceedings of 21st DAAAM Symposium
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201101052010-12-212010-12-212016-05-23Bibliographically approved