Performance evaluation of the remanufacturing system with consideration for remanufacturing opportunities

Hiroyuki Arimitsu*, Kenichi Nakashima, Toyokazu Nose, Sennosuke Kuriyama

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We model a remanufacturing system with consideration of the number of remanufacturing opportunities, variable remanufacture rates and discard rates. Disposal of most used products should be planned to allow for remanufacturing into new products. Thus, all the products currently in use should be considered as the virtual inventory of the system. We develop two types of remanufacturing system models. One is a model with an infinite number of remanufacturing opportunities, and the other is a model with a finite number of remanufacturing opportunities. Finally, Numerical results are given to show the properties of the system by controlling some parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-128
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Inventory Management
  • Product Lifetime
  • Remanufacturing System
  • Virtual Inventory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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