Environmental legislation and customer expectations increasingly force manufacturers to take back their products after use. Returned products may enter the production process again as input resources. Material management has to be modified accordingly.

Inventory, Optimization, Reverse logistics
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Fleischmann, M, Kuik, R, & Dekker, R. (2002). Controlling inventories with stochastic item returns: a basic model. European Journal of Operational Research, 138(1), 63–75. doi:10.1016/S0377-2217(01)00100-X