Review and improvement of reverse logistics in an electronics company
Author(s)Wu, Yi, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Stanley B. Gershwin.
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InFocus is a worldwide leader in the digital display market. Despite its success in sales, the company posted a net loss in profit in year 2005. The major reasons are its high operating cost and high inventory level. After reviewing its reverse logistics system, we found that current policy to process the returned product does not reap the maximum amount of profit from returns. We proposed to add a new channel to process the product returns. An optimum inventory policy was also developed to maximize the profit. An alternative distribution channel of the service parts was suggested which can cut down the inventory level and reduce the operating cost.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 49-50).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology