Simulation Modeling of Integrated Supply Chain Logistics Networks

Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 131)


The present work describes modeling and simulation of reverse supply chain logistics network for collection of End-of-Life (EOL) products for a manufacturing company of North India. The company involved in production of automobile batteries for commercial use. Stress is being given on design and development integrated forward and reverse supply chain logistics network for battery recycling operation. Simulation modeling, presented in this work allows the user to analyze the future performance of the logistics network and to understand the complex relationship between the parties involved in the business. The results of the simulation suggest that the model calculates operation cost, cycle time, Queue length, transfer time, transfer cost, and resource utilization in a predictable manner. In this project, the simulation model was developed by using Arena 11.0 simulation package.


Reverse supply chain management Reuse Recycling Simulation modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sant Longowal Institute of Engg. & TechnologyLongowalIndia
  2. 2.SRM, UniversityGhaziabadIndia

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