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Retailer -driven closed -loop supply chains with product remanufacturing


2006 2006

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In this paper, we study a closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) consisting of a manufacturer and a retailer of a single product with numerous end product customers. The key feature differentiating this paper from the extant literature in CLSC is that our model is retailer-driven while the traditional CLSC models have been manufacturer-driven. This study is motivated by the emergence of super retailers such as Wal-Mart. Under these circumstances, we show how the retailer leads and the manufacturer follows in determining the wholesale and retail prices in the forward flow and the used product collecting and return prices in the reverse flow. In particular, we show via numerical examples a loss leader pricing behavior of the retailer who intentionally loses money for each unit returned in the reverse flow so as to make the maximum total profit considering both forward and reverse flows. Next, we investigate a centrally coordinated CLSC of the retailer and the manufacturer as well as the manufacturer-driven model, and compare the price and profit implications with the retailer-driven model. Also, we examine various ramifications of the retailer-driven model with respect to the coordination mechanisms, policy implications, and third-party logistics.

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Subject
Industrial engineering
Classification
0546: Industrial engineering
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences; Closed-loop; Remanufacturing; Retailer-driven; Supply chains
Title
Retailer -driven closed -loop supply chains with product remanufacturing
Author
Li, Jie
Number of pages
85
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0097
Source
DAI-B 67/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542993855
Advisor
Min, Jo
University/institution
Iowa State University
University location
United States -- Iowa
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3243540
ProQuest document ID
305315057
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305315057
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