Supply Chain Management of a Modular Product with Returns

M. Ali Ulku, Juliana Hsuan, Dennis Yu

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Modularity and returns relate to sustainability. In a retailer-manufacturer setting and when the demand for a returnable product depends on both price and modularity level, we develop a profit-maximizing stochastic model. The solution includes optimal expressions for the price, and the order quantity. We derive managerial insights from our structural and numerical results relating to the management of such a perishable product and its implications on sustainable supply chain management.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting: Bridging Data and Decisions - Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 9 Nov 201412 Nov 2014


Conference2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting
LocationHilton San Francisco
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
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