Supply Chain with Reverse Flows- Benefiting from Recycled Resources
The research to be presented is a case study introduced to analyze relations between a company and its suppliers, as well as consequences of decisions concerning suppliers selection. The consequences analysis is based on simulation in which outcomes are average costs of resources depending on suppliers selected. The results of the analysis can be helpful for other companies when selecting suppliers, as it shows relations between suppliers, resources they provide, and final product, its quality and cost. An important aspect of the analysis and the case study presented is using reverse material flows, as alternative sources the company uses are recycling companies. Hence, except from economical, ecological point of view is given.
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