Supply Chain Models with Active Acquisition and Remanufacturing

  • Xiang LiEmail author
  • Yongjian Li
Part of the International Handbooks on Information Systems book series (INFOSYS)


Nowadays economic, marketing, and environment legislation are increasingly driving firms to consider product reuse, thus active acquisition of used products is prevailing in industry. This chapter focuses on the problem regarding the active acquisition and remanufacturing within supply chain scope. We introduce some recent and important research developments, including the centralized system problem with price-sensitive acquisition and demand, the decentralized supply chain problem with vertical channels, and the decentralized supply chain problem with horizontal competition. For each problem, analytical models are presented and main results are elucidated. Finally, further research directions are also pointed out.


Acquisition management Closed-loop supply chain Coordination Remanufacturing 



This work is partly supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Nos. 70971069, 71002077 and 71002106, the Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation of China (Grant No. 121078), and 2009 Humanities and Social Science Youth Foundation of Nankai University (Grant No. NKQ09027).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center of Logistics, College of Economic and Social DevelopmentNankai UniversityTianjinP.R. China
  2. 2.Business SchoolNankai UniversityTianjinP.R. China

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