A stochastic reverse logistics production routing model with environmental considerations

Yiqiang Zhang, Hussam Alshraideh, Ali Diabat

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    Growing global concerns of environmental problems have led to the emergence of policies and regulations to control carbon emissions in the industrial sector. These regulations must be taken into consideration to obtain optimal operational decisions on production, inventory and routing in supply chain network models. In this study, we consider the reverse logistics supply chain model with a remanufacturing option to reduce carbon emissions. We aim at providing optimal production, inventory and delivery quantities along with delivery and pickup routes under a carbon cap-and-trade emissions policy. We provide a mathematical formulation of the problem that considers heterogeneous transportation fleets and allows for lost sales under the cap-and-trade carbon emissions policy. The proposed mathematical model is provided in a deterministic and a two-stage stochastic versions to account for demand uncertainty. Proposed formulations are demonstrated through a simulated reverse logistics supply chain with added sensitivity analysis to test for the effect of modeling parameters on the optimal problem solution. Simulation results indicate that carbon policies have significant effect on the supply chain performance with carbon price as the most significant parameter.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalAnnals of Operations Research
    DOIs
    StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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    Reverse logistics
    Carbon emissions
    Routing
    Production-inventory
    Supply chain
    Cap and trade
    Demand uncertainty
    Remanufacturing
    Sensitivity analysis
    Carbon policy
    Simulation
    Modeling
    Supply chain network
    Supply chain performance
    Network model
    Lost sales
    Mathematical model
    Industrial sector
    Carbon
    Carbon price

    Keywords

    • Carbon emissions
    • Carbon policy
    • Production routing
    • Reverse logistics
    • Stochastic demand

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Decision Sciences(all)
    • Management Science and Operations Research

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    A stochastic reverse logistics production routing model with environmental considerations. / Zhang, Yiqiang; Alshraideh, Hussam; Diabat, Ali.

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