Wuhan Institute of Science and Technology

Assembly Line

Multi-objective optimization of recycling and remanufacturing supply chain logistics network with scalable facility under uncertainty


Authors: Yanhua Feng, Xuhui Xia, Lei Wang, Zelin Zhang

Topics: Sustainability, Recycling, Markov Chain

Organizations: Wuhan Institute of Science and Technology

Recycling and remanufacturing logistics network affects the scale and efficiency of sustainable development of the manufacturing industry. This paper designs a multi-level closed-loop supply chain network with supplier, manufacturer, recycling centers, preprocessing centers and processing centers. An improved nonlinear grey Bernoulli-Markov model is developed to predict the recycled quantity. The capacity of recycling center and preprocessing center, the demand of manufacturer and the inventory of preprocessing center are formulated as constraints. A dynamic multi-objective model, which is based on scalable logistics facilities, takes into account the minimization of system operating costs and minimization of time costs related to the out-of-stock and inventory in each operating cycle. This model realizes the dynamic selection of the scale of facilities. Objective weighted genetic algorithm is adopted to transform multi-objective optimization problem into a single-objective. A scrap automobile products calculations are analyzed to verify the effectiveness and practicability of this model.

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