Matching Demand and Supply to Maximize Profits from Remanufacturing

V. Daniel R. Guide, Ruud H. Teunter, Luk N. Van Wassenhove

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Abstract

The profitability of remanufacturing depends on the quantity and quality of product returns and on the demand for remanufactured products. The quantity and quality of product returns can be influenced by varying quality-dependent acquisition prices, i.e., by using product acquisition management. Demand can be influenced by varying the selling price. We develop a simple framework for determining the optimal prices and the corresponding profitability. We motivate and illustrate our framework using an application from the cellular telephone industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-316
Number of pages14
JournalManufacturing and Service Operations Management
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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