Optimization Criteria in End - of - Life Products Reverse Logistics Network Organisation

Agnieszka Merkisz-Guranowska, Michał Maciejewski


The paper discusses the problem of selection of objective function in modelling of the reverse logistics network entity location. A growing ecological awareness of societies as well as implementing concepts of manufacturer responsibility for their products result in a creation of systems of collecting and treatment of end-of-life products.

Rather than being a random process a reverse logistics network should be designed as an effect of informed decisions taking into account all aspects and points of view of the stakeholders. A key issue in network design related to the use of decision support tools based on mathematical optimization is the appropriate selection of the objective function for evaluation of the potential solutions.


reverse logistics; optimization; objective function

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