Abstract

Many a supply chain today is involved in reprocessing of used products, which requires a series of activities that are performed by multiple parties, viz., collection centers, recovery facilities, etc. Such a supply chain is called reverse supply chain. In this paper, we propose a three-phase approach for the selection of efficient collection centers in a region where a reverse supply chain is to be designed. The first phase identifies the selection criteria, the second phase uses the eigen vector method to give relative weights to the selection criteria, and the third phase uses the Taguchi loss function to select efficient collection centers.

Notes

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2008 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Brooklyn, New York, March 28-30, 2008 (CD-ROM)

Keywords

End of life products, Collection facilities, Taguchi loss functions

Subject Categories

Recycling (Waste (etc.))

Disciplines

Engineering

Publisher

Omnipress

Publication Date

2008

Rights Information

Copyright 2008, Surendra M. Gupta

Rights Holder

Gupta M. Surendra



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