Luk N. Van Wassenhove

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This article presents results from a Delphi study on the future impact of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems on Supply Chain Management (SCM). The Delphi study was conducted with 23 Dutch supply chain executives of European multinationals. Findings from this exploratory study were threefold. First, the implications of increasing industry clockspeeds(More)
Remanufacturing is a production strategy whose goal is to recover the residual value of used products. Used products can be remanufactured at a lower cost than the initial production cost, but remanufactured products are valued less than new products by consumers. The choice of production technology influences the value that can be recovered from a used(More)
This paper presents several local search heuristics for the problem of scheduling a single machine to minimize total weighted tardiness. We introduce a new binary encoding scheme to represent solutions, together with a heuristic to decode the binary representations into actual sequences. This binary encoding scheme is compared to the usual 'natural'(More)
T profitability of remanufacturing systems for different cost, technology, and logistics structures has been extensively investigated in the literature. We provide an alternative and somewhat complementary approach that considers demand-related issues, such as the existence of green segments, original equipment manufacturer competition, and product(More)
This paper introduces a new two-stage assembly scheduling problem. There are m machines at the first stage each of which produces a component of a job. When all m components are available, a single assembly machine at the second stage completes the job. The objective is to schedule jobs on the machines so that the makespan is minimized. It is shown that the(More)
T paper provides a critical review of analytic research on the business economics of product reuse inspired by industrial practice. Insights and critical assumptions are provided for each paper. We further classify the research into four streams: industrial engineering/operations research, design, strategy, and behavioral, and present a framework linking(More)