Analysis of a product recovery system

Kenichi Nakashima, H. Arimitsu, T. Nose, S. Kuriyama

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Abstract

The continuous growth in consumer waste in recent years has seriously threatened the environment. Environmentally conscious manufacturing and product recovery has become an obligation to the environment and to society. Many countries are contemplating regulations that force manufacturers to take back used products from consumers so that the components and materials retrieved from the products may be reused and/or recycled. We focus on a product recovery system in a remanufacturing system. Product recovery aims to minimize the amount of waste sent to landfills by recovering materials and parts from old or outdated products by means of recycling and remanufacturing. It should be considered when designing and managing the manufacturing systems. We propose a new analytical approach to evaluating the product recovery system with stochastic variability. This model applies the traditional inventory theory to the production/inventory management with consideration for disposal and return. The system is formulated by a discrete time Markov chain. It is composed of the states denoted by the number of the inventory, the transition probabilities between states and the costs associated with the transitions. Using the Markov analysis, we can calculate the total expected average cost per period-exactly. Numerical examples are given to show the property of the management system and optimize the product recovery system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3849-3856
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Volume40
Issue number15 SPEC.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Oct 15
Externally publishedYes

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Land fill
Markov processes
Recycling
Costs
Product recovery
Remanufacturing

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  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Nakashima, K., Arimitsu, H., Nose, T., & Kuriyama, S. (2002). Analysis of a product recovery system. International Journal of Production Research, 40(15 SPEC.), 3849-3856. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540210132706

Analysis of a product recovery system. / Nakashima, Kenichi; Arimitsu, H.; Nose, T.; Kuriyama, S.

In: International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 40, No. 15 SPEC., 15.10.2002, p. 3849-3856.

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Nakashima, K, Arimitsu, H, Nose, T & Kuriyama, S 2002, 'Analysis of a product recovery system', International Journal of Production Research, vol. 40, no. 15 SPEC., pp. 3849-3856. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540210132706
Nakashima K, Arimitsu H, Nose T, Kuriyama S. Analysis of a product recovery system. International Journal of Production Research. 2002 Oct 15;40(15 SPEC.):3849-3856. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207540210132706
Nakashima, Kenichi ; Arimitsu, H. ; Nose, T. ; Kuriyama, S. / Analysis of a product recovery system. In: International Journal of Production Research. 2002 ; Vol. 40, No. 15 SPEC. pp. 3849-3856.
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