chapter  11
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Capacity Planning

Capacity planning in remanufacturing involves the determination of capacity requirements considering the changing demands for remanufactured components or products. Traditional capacity planning techniques cannot directly be applied to remanufacturing. The main reason for this is the uncertain processing operational requirements of components or products in remanufacturing. Due to the high level of uncertainty associated with the condition of product returns, all the parts in one product may be remanufacturable, while there may not be any remanufacturable part in another product.