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A multi-method simulation approach for evaluating the effect of the interaction of customer behaviour and enterprise strategy on economic viability of remanufacturing

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Early online date1 May 2018
DateAccepted/In press - 4 Apr 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 1 May 2018
DatePublished (current) - 2018


The economic viability of remanufacturing is shown to be significantly affected by the interaction between customer behaviour and strategic decisions of the manufacturer. The paper investigates this interaction using a multi-method simulation model combining a multi-agent-based model of customers and a system dynamics based model of the remanufacturing enterprise. The model uses validated approaches for each component and is used to investigate, analyse and forecast the long-term effects of strategic decisions of the remanufacturing enterprise on customer behaviour and the consequent effects on the business environment that determine the profitability of the enterprise.

    Research areas

  • Lifecycle, Simulation, Remanufacturing

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