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Distributed Planning in Product Recovery Networks

  • Eberhard Schmid
  • Grit Walther
  • Thomas Spengler
Conference paper
Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP, volume 2005)

Summary

We consider a scenario, where a network of disassembly companies treats waste electronic equipment due to environmental regulation. Legal requirements like collection and recycling targets are formulated as network wide constraints of a network flow model. With regard to a distributed decision situation where a focal company with bounded knowledge coordinates activities of the disassembly network, fulfilment of these common constraints requires coordination. Assuming that the focal company’s aim is to maximise network wide profit, a decentralised problem formulation using Lagrangean relaxation is presented.

Keywords

Lagrangean Multiplier Network Centre Lagrangean Relaxation Reverse Logistics Material Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard Schmid
    • 1
  • Grit Walther
    • 1
  • Thomas Spengler
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. f. Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Abt. BWL, insbes. Produktion und LogistikTechnische Universität BraunschweigDeutschland

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