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A working paper in the INSEAD Working Paper Series is intended as a means whereby a faculty researcher's thoughts and findings may be communicated to interested readers. The paper should be considered preliminary in nature and may require revision. Abstract This paper presents several local search heuristics for the problem of scheduling a single machine to(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)
T he 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)
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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)