Evaluating Reverse Supply Chain Efficiency: Manufacturer's Perspective

M. Kumar, M. K. Tiwari, K. Y. Wong, K. Govindan, C. T. Kuah

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The paper aims to illustrate the use of fuzzy data envelopment analysis (DEA) in analyzing reverse supply chain (RSC) performance from the manufacturer's perspective. By using an alternative α-cut approach, the fuzzy DEA model was converted into a crisp linear programming problem, thereby altering the problem to an interval programming one. The model is able to obtain precise and robust efficiency values. An investigation was also made between the obtained efficiency scores and certain relevant background information of the companies. The study revealed that while ISO 14001 certification usually ensures an environmentally friendly supply chain network, companies which have implemented RSC techniques since a longer duration do not necessarily have a more efficient supply chain in general.

TidsskriftMathematical Problems in Engineering
StatusUdgivet - 2014


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ISI Document Delivery No.: AL6PL Times Cited: 0 Cited Reference Count: 31 Kumar, Manasvi Tiwari, Manoj Kumar Wong, Kuan Yew Govindan, Kannan Kuah, Chuen Tse Wong, Kuan Yew/D-1577-2010 0 HINDAWI PUBLISHING CORPORATION NEW YORK MATH PROBL ENG