Modelling and optimisation of a product recovery network
journal contributionposted on 23.03.2012, 15:34 authored by Jennifer HardingJennifer Harding, Rahul Swarnkar
An appropriate logistics network is an important element of the infrastructure of any product recovery company. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) constitute a major fraction of the product recovery industry with a different business objective and scale of operation from those of original equipment manufacturers. This paper addresses the network design issues for SMEs involved in product recovery activities. A mathematical formulation is presented in an SME context and a subsequent simulation model is developed. A genetic algorithm approach is presented for optimising the network for a single product scenario.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering