A vendor-purchaser economic lot size problem with remanufacturing and deposit

Imre Dobos, Barbara Gobsch, Nadezhda Pakhomova, Grigory Pishchulov, Knut Richter

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An economic lot size problem is studied in which a single vendor supplies a single purchaser with a homogeneous product and takes a certain fraction of the used items back for remanufacturing, in exchange for a deposit transferred to the purchaser. For the given demand, productivity, fixed ordering and setup costs, amount of the deposit, unit disposal, production and remanufacturing costs, and unit holding costs at the vendor and the purchaser, the cost-minimal order/lot sizes and remanufacturing rates are determined for the purchaser, the vendor, the whole system assuming partners’ cooperation, and for a bargaining scheme in which the vendor offers an amount of the deposit and a remanufacturing rate, and the purchaser responds by setting an order size.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrankfurt (Oder)
PublisherViadrina European University
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

Publication series

NameDiscussion papers of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
PublisherEuropean University Viadrina
ISSN (Electronic)1860-0921


  • Joint economic lot size
  • Reverse logistics
  • Closed loop supply chain
  • Collection
  • Remanufacturing
  • EOQ


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