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Mechanism for coordination between the collector and the dismantler in a reverse supply chain

Surendra M. Gupta, Northeastern University
Kishore K. Pochampally, Northeastern University

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Originially published in the Proceedings of the SPIE International Conference on Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing V, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 42-47, October 23-24, 2005

Abstract

The growing desire of consumers to acquire the latest technology (both at home and in the workplace), along with the rapid technological development of new products, has led to a new environmental problem: waste. The only way to tackle this problem is design and implementation of reverse supply chains. Implementation of an efficient reverse supply chain requires coordination among a number of parties, such as the collector, the dismantler, the shredder, and the recycler. In this paper, we identify four different scenarios of homogeneous and heterogeneous products, and formulate some potential interactions between the collector and the dismantler, for each of those scenarios.

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Surendra M. Gupta and Kishore K. Pochampally. "Mechanism for coordination between the collector and the dismantler in a reverse supply chain" Gupta Publications (2005).
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gupta/30