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Connecting Inventory and Repair Shop Control for Repairable Items

  • Martin A. Driessen
  • Jan Willem Rustenburg
  • Geert-Jan van Houtum
  • Vincent C. S. Wiers
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)

Abstract

This paper presents control structures for integrating decisions on spare parts inventories and repair shops. A different control structure is proposed for the various repair shop types recognized in practice. An overview of related literature is presented and open research topics are identified. The applicability of the control structures is verified in case studies. This paper furthermore aims to provide a basis for further research on designing control structures for the integrated control of spare parts inventory and repair shops. An agenda for further research is presented.

Keywords

Repairable inventory systems Repair shops Spare parts planning and control Case studies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin A. Driessen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jan Willem Rustenburg
    • 2
  • Geert-Jan van Houtum
    • 1
  • Vincent C. S. Wiers
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Industrial EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Gordian Logistic ExpertsUtrechtThe Netherlands

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