Faculty Publications

Title

An evaluation of capacity planning techniques in a remanufacturing environment

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Production Research

Volume

35

Issue

1

First Page

67

Last Page

82

Abstract

Remanufacturing is a growing segment of the manufacturing industry, aided by environmental greening initiatives. There is scant literature on how to manage operations in this emerging industry segment. In this study, an important component of the manufacturing planning and control function, capacity planning is analysed. It is shown that the remanufacturing environments characteristics are sufficiently different from the traditional new product manufacturing environments that production planning and control techniques need to be different. New capacity planning techniques are developed and implemented along with some standard capacity planning techniques in a remanufacturing environment. The results show that the new techniques, developed for the remanufacturing environment are significantly better than the standard techniques, which had been developed for the traditional new product manufacturing environment. © 1997 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1997

DOI of published version

10.1080/002075497195984

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