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1st Edition

Design and Analysis of Closed-Loop Supply Chain Networks

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ISBN 9780367537494
March 17, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
104 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Closed Loop Supply Chains and its management have become mandatory for firms to stay competitive and profitable. This book provides insights for designing supply chain networks by understanding and incorporating key return parameters into the network design, which will affect profitability.

The book discusses how customer categories and their acceptance behavior is incorporated into the network design. It will also show how to analyze the interaction of parameters on supply chain network design and profitability, offers modeling framework for incorporating uncertainties in the return product parameters, and how to design a robust network.

Invaluable for managers in designing a sustainable, robust, and profitable supply chain network and ideal for managers, practitioners, and researchers in the area of supply chain network design and optimization.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Closed-Loop Supply Chain Design. 2. Designing CLSC Network with Commercial Returns. 3. Characteristics of Commercial Return Products. 4. Network Design Incorporating Quality of Returns and Customer Acceptance Behavior. 5. Robust Network Design Incorporating Uncertainties in Demand and Return Parameters.

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Subramanian Pazhani is currently working as an Industrial Engineer in a Semiconductor Manufacturing company, Durham, North Carolina, working in area of manufacturing analytics and optimization. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the Pennsylvania State University and MS in Supply Chain Management from the IIT-Madras. His research areas include network design in closed loop supply chains, inventory optimization in supply chains, inventory routing problems, AGV scheduling in manufacturing and warehousing systems, dispatching and cycle time optimization in Semiconductor fabs. His work has been published in prestigious journals such as International Journal of Production Economics, Computers and Industrial engineering, International Journal of Production Research, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Applied Soft Computing, and International Journal of Operational Research.