Building of reusable reverse logistics model and its optimization considering the decision of backorder or next arrival of goods

Jeong Eun Lee, Mitsuo Gen, Kyong Gu Rhee, Hee Hyol Lee

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For achievement of the resources recycling society and the low carbon society, the reverse logistics, which targets the flow from production recovery to reproduction of end of life products, receives attention in the logistics field. However, the reverse logistics is different from the traditional forward logistics where new material or part are produced and sold to customer. In the reverse logistics, it is not only hard to predict the appearing time or amount of arrivals by the used periods or condition of the recovered products, but also the recovery routes are complex as there are lot of recovery centers. Moreover, even though the recovery products are environment-friendly, its market is not large yet because of the stereotype of customers who regard the recovery product as used goods. And the reverse logistics costs more than the traditional forward logistics to construct and operate the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1009-1019
Number of pages11
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011



  • Backorder or Next arrival of Goods
  • Reusable Recovery
  • Reverse Logistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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