The design and planning of efficient supply chains (SC) is a major challenge that increases when the return of products has to be accounted for, the so-called closed-loop supply chains (CLSC). In the present work the effect of disruptions and modifications in the operating conditions of CLSCs are investigated on the basis of a 2-stage scenario based model previously developed by the authors. Metrics derived from graph theory are used, along with more conventional economic and operational indices. A discussion on the results obtained is presented to assess how the design and planning of the CLSC respond to these challenges and how these metrics may contribute to this objective.
|Title of host publication||Computer Aided Chemical Engineering|
|Editors||IDL Bogle, M Fairweather|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
|Event||22nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …
|Conference||22nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering|
|Period||1/01/12 → …|