Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Facility location problem has been given lot of attention to efficiently manage the flow of new products and returned products from customer to remanufacturing facilities. However, little effort has been paid to describe its comprehensive model with considering uncertainty in the flow of products from producers to customers and returned products from customers to remanufacturing facilities simultaneously. A mixed integer model for facility location problem with uncertainty in demand and returning products, safety stock levels for new and returning products considering facilities fixed cost, holding costs, and shipping costs simultaneously is presented here. Current research is significant to solve simultaneous facility location and inventory levels for returning products and new products for reverse logistics research with uncertainty in demand and in the returning products, in future.
Index Terms—facility location, reverse logistics, uncertain flow of products
Cite: Saif Ullah, Guan Zailin, Xu Xianhao, He Zongdong, Wang Baoxi, Mirza Jahanzeb, "Modeling of Facility Location Problem for Reverse Logistics System with Uncertainty in Forward and Reverse Flows of Products," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.4, No. 3, pp. 242-246, July 2015. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.4.3.242-246
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