An Algorithm for Reverse Logistics Based on Supply Chain Management

Built on the concept of supply chain management (SCM), this paper presents an algorithm for the problem — how to construct a distribution model for reverse logistics. Due to the complexity of the proposed model, the authors give a heuristic solution methodology for this problem. The solution methodology complements a heuristic concentration procedure, where sub-problems with reduced sets of decision variables are iteratively solved to optimality. Computational tests demonstrate that high-quality solutions are obtained while expending modest computational effort.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 3350-3355
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Transportation Engineering 2009

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  • Accession Number: 01530118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410394
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 1:43PM