Optimal Acquisition and Sorting Policies for Remanufacturing

  title={Optimal Acquisition and Sorting Policies for Remanufacturing},
  author={Michael R. Galbreth and Joseph D. Blackburn and Owen},
The condition of the used items acquired by remanufacturers is often highly variable, and sorting is an important aspect of remanufacturing operations. Sorting policies – the rules specifying which used products should be remanufactured and which should be scrapped – have received limited attention in the literature. In this paper, we examine the case of a remanufacturer who acquires unsorted used products as needed from third party brokers. As more used items are acquired for a given demand… CONTINUE READING