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Modelling and optimisation of a product recovery network

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posted 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.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Citation

HARDING, J.A. and SWARNKAR, R., 2009.Modelling and optimisation of a product recovery network. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 2 (1), pp. 40 - 55

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2009

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This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Sustainable Engineering [© Taylor & Francis] is available online at: www.tandfonline.com

ISSN

1939-7038;1939-7046

Language

en