Location, inventory and testing decisions in closed-loop supply chains: a multimedia company

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dc.contributor.author Zhang, Zhi-Hai
dc.contributor.author Pan, Xiaoyong
dc.contributor.author Berenguer Falguera, Gemma
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-22T13:16:22Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-22T13:16:22Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02-06
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Zhang, Z.-H., Berenguer, G., & Pan, X. (2019). Location, inventory and testing decisions in closed-loop supply chains: A multimedia company. IISE Transactions, 51 (1), pp. 41-56.
dc.identifier.issn 2472-5854
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/35231
dc.description.abstract Our partnering firm is a Chinese manufacturer of multimedia products that needs guidance developing its imminent Closed-Loop Supply Chain (CLSC). To study this problem, we take into account location, inventory, and testing decisions in a CLSC setting with stochastic demands of new and time-sensitive returned products. Our analysis pays particular attention to the different roles assigned to the reverse Distribution Centers (DCs) and how each option affects the optimal CLSC design. The roles considered are collection and consolidation, additional testing tasks, and direct shipments with no reverse DCs. The problem concerning our partnering firm is formulated as a scenario-based chance-constrained mixed-integer program and it is reformulated to a conic quadratic mixed-integer program that can be solved efficiently via commercial optimization packages. The completeness of the model proposed allows us to develop a decision support tool for the firm and to offer several useful managerial insights. These insights are inferred from our computational experiments using data from the Chinese firm and a second data set based on the U.S. geography. Particularly interesting insights are related to how changes in the reverse flows can impact the forward supply chain and the inventory dynamics concerning the joint DCs.
dc.description.sponsorship This research is partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under grants 71771135, 71371106 and 71332005.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.rights © The authors
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Closed-loop supply chain
dc.subject.other Conic quadratic mixedinteger program
dc.subject.other Role of reverse DCs
dc.subject.other Chinese manufacturer
dc.title Location, inventory and testing decisions in closed-loop supply chains: a multimedia company
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.subject.eciencia Empresa
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2018.1494868
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 41
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 56
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IISE Transactions
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 51
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000029243
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