A Bi objective reverse logistics network design model

Kannan Govindan*, Devika Kannan

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Globalization has prompted manufacturing firms to come to terms with environmental legislation and regulations, resulting in the manufacturing industry realizing the importance of adopting environmental friendly supply chain management (SCM) practices. A growing number of companies have realized that attaining effective SCM is only one side of the coin. The other side is to make SCM environmentally friendly. This has catapulted SCM to a new height that promises to give manufacturers a competitive edge over their rivals. In this paper a bi-objective model is developed for a reverse logistic network design. The first objective function aims to minimize the cost involved in the reverse logistics network model and the second objective is designed to minimize energy consumption during the logistics. The model is solved using a weighting method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering : Soft Computing Techniques for Advanced Manufacturing and Service Systems, CIE40 2010
Publication date1. Dec 2010
Article number5668369
ISBN (Print)9781424472956
Publication statusPublished - 1. Dec 2010
Event40th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE40 2010 - Awaji, Japan
Duration: 25. Jul 201028. Jul 2010


Conference40th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE40 2010
SponsorComputers and Industrial Engineering: An International Journal, Japan Federation of Management Related Academies (JFMA), Japan Industrial Management Association (JIMA), The Operational Research Society of Japan (ORSJ), The Japan Institute of Industrial Engineering (JIIE)


  • Green house emission
  • Multi-Objective optimization
  • Reverse logistics
  • Supply chain network


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