Network Design of Reverse Logistics for Mobile Phones Based on the Recycling of the Third Party
The updating rate of mobile phones is becoming higher and higher, which makes the processing procedure a problem for the whole society. At the same time, improper processing approaches can result in environmental pollution and waste of resources. In this paper, we analyze the processing modes and corresponding reverse logistics processes scientifically and completely in terms of the third party reverse logistics enterprises. And on the basis, a mathematical programming model is proposed in the case of multi-varieties phones and stochastic circumstances to handle node arrangement and facility location. The model takes both cost objective and environmental objective into consideration. The hybrid intelligent algorithm is designed to solve the model which consists of genetic algorithm, stochastic simulation and linear programming. Finally a numerical example validates the feasibility of the model and sensitivity analysis is conducted to illustrate its reliability.
KeywordsMobile phone recycling The third party reverse logistics Network design Stochastic circumstances Multi-objective programming Hybrid intelligent algorithm
This work is supported by Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 713900334), “EC-China Research Network on Integrated Container Supply Chains Project (Project NO.612546)” which is from EU Seventh Framework Program (The People Program), and Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University (Grant No. NCET-11-0567), the Lab of Logistics Management and Technology.
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