An optimization model for the design of a capacitated multi-product reverse logistics network with uncertainty

Maria Isabel Azevedo Rodrigues Gomes, Ana Paula Barbosa-Póvoa, Augusto Q. Novais

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Abstract

In this work the design of a reverse distribution network is studied. Most of the proposed models on the subject are case based and, for that reason, they lack generality. In this paper we try to overcome this limitation and a generalized model is proposed. It contemplates the design of a generic reverse logistics network where capacity limits, multi-product management and uncertainty on product demands and returns are considered. A mixed integer formulation is developed which is solved using standard B&B techniques. The model is applied to an illustrative case.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1063-1077
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Volume179
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Reverse logistics
  • Optimization model

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