The authors deal with the problem of sustainability within supply chains considering as critical aspects, both in terms of preservation of limited available resources and ensuring higher profitability, the inventory management in the case of reverse flow of products (reverse logistics). The most important deterministic and stochastic inventory models in the reverse logistics field are briefly presented. A supply chain conceptual model with products return (double options remanufacturing and disposal) including twodifferent inventory control policies is considered. The inventory control policies sustainability in terms of total cost (including inventory costs, remanufacturing costs and disposal costs) is finally achieved by adapting and using the GreenLogistics simulator (Bruzzone et al. 2009).
|Title of host publication||XVth Summer School|
|Subtitle of host publication||Modelling and Simulation for Sustainable Development|
|Place of Publication||Italy|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||International Summer School 'Francesco Turco' - Monopoli, Italy, Italy|
Duration: 14 Sep 2010 → 18 Sep 2010
|Conference||International Summer School 'Francesco Turco'|
|Period||14/09/10 → 18/09/10|
Bruzzone, A. G., Longo, F., Mirabelli, G., Saetta, S., & Bossomaier, T. (2011). Reverse Logistics and Inventory Management as Critical Issues for Supply Chain Sustainability. In XVth Summer School: Modelling and Simulation for Sustainable Development (pp. 9). LeanPPD.