When original equipment manufacturers (OEM) examine whether or not to invest in a reverse supply chain (RSC), managers need insight into not only the cost savings and new revenue streams the RSC enables, but also the total cost of the RSC itself. Using case study research the study examines what cost parameters constitute the total cost (TC) of the RSC. The specific RSC that the study seeks the TC for consists of 1) end-product refurbishing, 2) component refurbishing, and 3) sales of used materials back to original suppliers or independent recyclers for materials recycling.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 21st EurOMA Conference : Operations Management in an Innovation Economy|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publisher||University of Palermo|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy - Palermo, Italy|
Duration: 20 Jun 2014 → 25 Jun 2014
Conference number: 21
|Conference||21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy|
|Period||20/06/2014 → 25/06/2014|
Larsen, S. B., & Jacobsen, P. (2014). Determining the total cost of reverse supply chain operations for original equipment manufacturers. In Proceedings of 21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy University of Palermo.