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Pricing end-of-life components
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The main objective of a product recovery facility (PRF) is to disassemble end-of-life (EOL) products and sell the reclaimed components for reuse and recovered materials in second-hand markets. Variability in the inflow of EOL products and fluctuation in demand for reusable components contribute to the volatility in inventory levels. To stay profitable the PRFs ought to manage their inventory by regulating the price appropriately to minimize holding costs. This work presents two deterministic pricing models for a PRF bounded by environmental regulations. In the first model, the demand is price dependent and in the second, the demand is both price and time dependent. The models are valid for single component with no inventory replenishment sale during the selling horizon . Numerical examples are presented to illustrate the models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5997, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing V, 59970I (7 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.631021
Show Author Affiliations
Srikanth Vadde, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Sagar V. Kamarthi, Northeastern Univ. (United States)
Surendra M. Gupta, Northeastern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5997:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing V
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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