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The Impact of Authorized Remanufacturing on Sustainable Remanufacturing

by Xiqiang Xia 1 and Cuixia Zhang 2,*
1
Business School, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
2
School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Suzhou University, Suzhou 234000, China
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Processes 2019, 7(10), 663; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr7100663
Received: 20 August 2019 / Revised: 20 September 2019 / Accepted: 23 September 2019 / Published: 27 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Green Technologies for Production Processes)
Remanufacturing could effectively solve resource shortage and environment crisis and achieve sustainable development of the economy. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) could not only focus on its core business (i.e., producing new products), but also get profit from remanufacturing through the intellectual property rights. Based on the authorized remanufacturing, the game model between a manufacturer and a remanufacturer was constructed. Based on the game model, the impact of authorized remanufacturing on sustainable remanufacturing is analysed, and the coordination mechanism between manufacturer and remanufacturer is given. The main results are as follows: the OEM could increase its profit and change its unfavourable market competition status by authorizing remanufacturing; a franchise contract could make the sustainability supply chain optimized; when the ratio of the environment effect is greater than a certain threshold, centralized decision-making could not only increase the supply chain revenue, but also reduce the impact on the environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: remanufacturing; sustainability supply chain; authorized remanufacturing; game remanufacturing; sustainability supply chain; authorized remanufacturing; game
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Xia, X.; Zhang, C. The Impact of Authorized Remanufacturing on Sustainable Remanufacturing. Processes 2019, 7, 663.

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