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Production planning of a hybrid manufacturing-remanufacturing system under uncertainty within a closed-loop supply chain

Kenné, Jean-Pierre et Dejax, Pierre et Gharbi, Ali. 2012. « Production planning of a hybrid manufacturing-remanufacturing system under uncertainty within a closed-loop supply chain ». International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 135, nº 1. p. 81-93.
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This paper deals with the production planning and control of a single product involving combined manufacturing and remanufacturing operations within a closed-loop reverse logistics network with machines subject to random failures and repairs. While consumers traditionally dispose of products at the end of their life cycle, recovery of the used products may be economically more attractive than disposal and remanufacturing of the products also pursue sustainable development goals. Three types of inventories are investigated in this paper. The manufactured and remanufactured items are stored in the first and second inventories. The returned products are collected in the third inventory and then remanufactured or disposed of. The objective of this study is to propose a manufacturing/remanufacturing policy that would minimise the sum of the holding and backlog costs for manufacturing and remanufacturing products. The decision variables are the production rates of the manufacturing and the remanufacturing machines. The Optimality conditions are developed using the optimal control theory based on stochastic dynamic programming. A computational algorithm, based on numerical methods, is used for solving the optimal control problem. Finally, a numerical example and a sensitivity analysis are presented to illustrate the usefulness of the proposed approach. The structure of the optimal control policy is discussed depending on the value of costs and parameters and extensions to more complex reverse logistics networks are discussed.

Type de document: Article publié dans une revue, révisé par les pairs
Kenné, Jean-Pierre
Gharbi, Ali
Affiliation: Génie de la production automatisée, Génie mécanique
Date de dépôt: 18 févr. 2013 21:38
Dernière modification: 11 mars 2016 16:33

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