Optimal number of remanufacturing in a circular economy platform

CESUR, E, CESUR, MR, KAYIKCI, Yasanur and MANGLA, SK (2020). Optimal number of remanufacturing in a circular economy platform. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 25 (4-5), 454-470.

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In reducing waste and protecting natural resources benefits in a circular economy platform, performing remanufacturing tasks are complex, as it may be associated with costs such as investment, setup and disposal cost. Thus, many studies those aims to find the optimal number of remanufacturing has been investigated whether it is an infinite or a constant number of remanufacturing via trial-and-error method. During the investigation, the disposal rate is assumed as a fixed value for each unique case, which needs further focus. The current study aims to propose a novel decision model to figure out an optimal number of remanufacturing regarding to the various ratio of used units returned for recovery. The proposed model was extended in context of remanufacturing opportunities of PVC products. The obtained findings are useful for companies in managing remanufacturing processes by knowing optimal remanufacturing times, and results in enhanced economic–ecological–social gains in the circular economy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Circular economy; remanufacturing rate; optimal remanufacturing times; sustainable production; green supply chain; PVC products; 01 Mathematical Sciences; 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2020.1825656
Page Range: 454-470
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 13:07
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 12:15
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29888

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