Negotiation Strategy for Economical Reuse in Closed-Loop Supply Chains

Yoshitaka Tanimizu, Kenta Matsui, Yuusuke Shimizu, Koji Iwamura, Nobuhiro Sugimura

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Environmental problems are recognized as one of the most serious issues in these last few decades. Green supply chain management and sustainable supply chain management have gained increasing attention within both academia and industry. Previous studies proposed a closed-loop supply chain model and a negotiation protocol for increasing the amount of reused products and reducing waste products. This study improves the negotiation protocol for further increasing the reused products and reducing the waste. A remanufacturer can economically collect a lot of used products by negotiating with a client in consideration of both the required prices from the remanufacture and the possible times to dispose of the used products from the client. A prototype of a simulation system for a closed-loop supply chain is developed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the new negotiation protocol. Experimental results show that the new protocol can reuse more products than the previous one.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative and Knowledge-Based Production Management in a Global-Local World - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783662447352
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014 - Ajaccio, France
Duration: 2014 Sept 202014 Sept 24

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
NumberPART 2
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


OtherIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014


  • Closed-loop supply chain
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Negotiation
  • Reuse
  • Reverse supply chain
  • Scheduling
  • Weibull distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management


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