Connecting inventory and repair shop control for repairable items

M.A. Driessen, Jan Willem Rustenburg, Geert-Jan van Houtum, Vincent C.S. Wiers

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This paper presents control structures for integrating decisions on spare parts inventories and repair shops. A different control structure is proposed for the various repair shop types recognized in practice. An overview of related literature is presented and open research topics are identified. The applicability of the control structures is verified in case studies. This paper furthermore aims to provide a basis for further research on designing control structures for the integrated control of spare parts inventory and repair shops. An agenda for further research is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLogistics and supply chain innovation
Subtitle of host publicationbridging the gap between theory and practice
EditorsH. Zijm, M. Klumpp, U. Clausen, M. Hompel
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-22288-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-22287-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Logistics


  • Case studies
  • Repair shops
  • Repairable inventory systems
  • Spare parts planning and control


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