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An optimization model for the design of a capacitated multi-product reverse logistics network with uncertainty. (English) Zbl 1163.90371

Summary: In this work the design of a reverse distribution network is studied. Most of the proposed models on the subject are case based and, for that reason, they lack generality. In this paper we try to overcome this limitation and a generalized model is proposed. It contemplates the design of a generic reverse logistics network where capacity limits, multi-product management and uncertainty on product demands and returns are considered. A mixed integer formulation is developed which is solved using standard B&B techniques. The model is applied to an illustrative case.

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90B06 Transportation, logistics and supply chain management
90B10 Deterministic network models in operations research
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