Single Product Multi Period Network Design for Reverse Logistics and Remanufacturing Using New and Old Components

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 202)


Reverse logistics has received considerable attention due to potentials of value recovery from the used products. Reverse Logistics network contains inputs, processes, and outputs. Inputs refer to used products and recycled materials. Used parts or new parts go through Reverse Logistics processes. Outcomes are remanufactured products, recycled materials and spare parts. In this paper, a mathematical model for the design of a RL network for multi period planning horizon is proposed. It is assumed that returned quantity of a product is collected at collection centers before they are sent to reprocessing centers for inspection and dismantling. Dismantled components are either sent for remanufacturing or to the secondary market as spare parts. Recycling and disposal of these components are also considered in the model. For future modifications in the network structure, we consider multi-period setting. We propose a single product formulation and use a reverse bill of materials. The use of the model is shown through its application in a numerical illustration.


Reverse logistics Remanufactured products Recycle materials Reverse bill of material 


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  1. 1.Department of Operational ResearchUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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