IJAT Vol.3 No.1 pp. 71-76
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2009.p0071


Modelling Product Returns Taking Sales Modes into Account

Shozo Takata and Takako Sakai

Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Waseda University, Japan

November 18, 2008
January 6, 2009
January 5, 2009
product return, estimation model, sales modes, closed-loop manufacturing
This paper presents a model for estimating the number of returned products, taking sales mode differences into account. The model is constructed using actual copier collection data. The analysis of the data makes it clear that users who own and users who lease behave quite differently from each other, and that users who lease can be divided into two types: those who are aware of the lease period and those who behave as if they were not leasing but owning.
Cite this article as:
S. Takata and T. Sakai, “Modelling Product Returns Taking Sales Modes into Account,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.3 No.1, pp. 71-76, 2009.
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