The effects of different kinds of returns on an integrated chance-constrained stochastic mobile phone closed-loop supply chain configuration and supplier selection
thesisposted on 25.05.2021, 07:56 by Shahrzad Ahmadi Kermanshah
One of the important concerns in the world is E-waste. Ending up e-waste in the landfill and inappropriate disposing of it are hazardous to the environment. The goal of this research is to design and optimize a multi-period, multi-product, multi-echelon, and multi-customer Closed-Loop Supply Chain (CLSC) network for a mobile phone network considering different types of product returns. Commercial, end of life, and end-of-use returns are well-known in practice. In this research, a multi-objective mixed-integer linear programming formulation with stochastic demand and return is proposed to maximize the total profit in the mobile phone CLSC network, alongside maximizing the weights of eligible suppliers which are estimated based on a fuzzy method for efficient supplier selection and order allocation. Chance-constraint programming is applied in order to deal with the stochastic demand and return. Moreover, distance method and εε-constraint technique are employed to solve the proposed multi-objective problem. The application of the proposed mathematical model is illustrated in Toronto, Canada using real maps.