International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 19, P6090-6114 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1526422 View full text
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K. Nageswara Reddy, Akhilesh Kumar, Erica E. F. Ballantyne

Abstract: Reverse logistics (RL) is emerging as a significant area of activity for business and industry, motivated by both commercial profitability and wider environmental sustainability factors. However, planning and implementing an appropriate RL network within existing supply chains for product recovery that increases customer satisfaction, decreases overall costs, and provides a competitive advantage over other companies is complex. In the current study, we developed a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model …

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