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Policy design in closed-loop supply chains for the integrated management of component recycling and spare parts supply in the electronics industry
Author(s): Marcus Schroeter; Thomas Spengler
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Paper Abstract

The strategy to recover components from discarded electrical and electronic equipment to obtain spare parts is promising, especially during the final service phase. In that phase, the original product is no longer produced and the sources of new parts are often limited. Controlling those closed-loop supply chains is challenging. Decision makers have to choose when to acquire discarded equipment, when to recover used parts, and when to produce new parts. We developed a generic system dynamics model that provides a test for various proposed policies to control closed-loop supply chains with parts recovery and spare-parts supply.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5262, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing III, (27 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.515287
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Marcus Schroeter, Technische Univ. Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig (Germany)
Thomas Spengler, Technische Univ. Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5262:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing III
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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