Determining the total cost of reverse supply chain operations for original equipment manufacturers

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 21st EurOMA Conference : Operations Management in an Innovation Economy
    Number of pages10
    PublisherUniversity of Palermo
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy - Palermo, Italy
    Duration: 20 Jun 201425 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 21
    http://www.euroma2014italy.org/

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    Conference21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy
    Number21
    CountryItaly
    CityPalermo
    Period20/06/201425/06/2014
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    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.