Reverse Logistics and Inventory Management as Critical Issues for Supply Chain Sustainability

Agostino G. Bruzzone, Francesco Longo, Giovanni Mirabelli, Stefano Saetta, Terence Bossomaier

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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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXVth Summer School
Subtitle of host publicationModelling and Simulation for Sustainable Development
Place of PublicationItaly
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Summer School 'Francesco Turco' - Monopoli, Italy, Italy
Duration: 14 Sept 201018 Sept 2010


ConferenceInternational Summer School 'Francesco Turco'


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