SC&L SEMINAR SERIES :: Returns Management

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    • Wednesday April 20, 2005
      4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Location: Instructional Center, Room 113
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Barbara Christopher
Industrial and Systems Engineering
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The return of newly manufactured items/materials has been estimated to
cost over $35 billion in the US and $137 billion worldwide. The flow of
returns is immediate from consumer side to the manufacturer side, a type
of reverse logistics. However, our focus is not on end-of-life products. We
present a strategic mixed integer programming model to find the most
efficient network morphology. The model also determines the most
profitable assignment of reverse logistics tasks to the supply chain
players who may include original equipment manufacturers, contract
manufacturers, and third party logistics service providers. We study the
sensitivity of these decisions to changes in parameter values using
problems faced by our industrial collaborators.

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  • Created On: Oct 8, 2010 - 7:38am
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