A study of the optimal production strategy for hybrid production systems

Yeu Shiang Huang, Mei Wen Chen, Chih Chiang Fang

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Due to increased environmental awareness, the issue of recycling and disassembling damaged or malfunctioning products after consumption to obtain useable parts for remanufacturing has become essential. This study considers a hybrid production system with both external and internal reverse logistics in which the external recycled products are utilised for remanufacturing to satisfy demand first, and then the ordinary manufacturing process may supplement this if there is any shortage in production. In addition, the defective items produced internally by either the manufacturing or the remanufacturing process can also be repaired by a remediation process. The objective of this study is to determine the optimal strategy for the manufacturing, remanufacturing, disposal, and remediation rates. Three conditions are considered in which the production strategy varies with different yield rates and capacity limits. The impacts of related factors on the production strategy are investigated to probe the trade-offs between product consumption and environmental protection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5853-5865
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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