publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Managing new and differentiated remanufactured products

Jayashankar M. Swaminathan; Geraldo Ferrer;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2010 Journal: European Journal of Operational Research, volume 203, pages 370-379 (issn: 0377-2217, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
The article of record as published may be located at We study a firm that makes new products in the first period and uses returned cores to make remanufactured products (along with new products) in future periods. The remanufactured product is differentiated from the new product, so the firm needs to choose differentiated prices. We analyze the monopoly environment in two-period, multi-period (three, four and five) and infinite planning horizons, and characterize the optimal remanufacturing and pricing strategy for the firm. In the process, we identify remanufacturing savings thresholds that determine the production a...
free text keywords: Differentiated products, Product portfolio, Multi-period horizon, Remanufacturing, Economics, Firm strategy, Monotone polygon, New product development, business.industry, business, Marketing, Infinite horizon, Finite horizon, Product differentiation, Industrial organization, Monopoly
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