A mixed integer nonlinear programming model and heuristic solutions for location, inventory and pricing decisions in a closed loop supply chain

KAYA O., Urek B.

COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH, vol.65, pp.93-103, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cor.2015.07.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-103
  • Keywords: Closed-loop supply chain, Facility location, Pricing, Inventory, Mixed integer nonlinear programming, Heuristics, LOGISTICS NETWORK, DESIGN, ALGORITHM
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


We analyze a network design problem for a closed-loop supply chain that integrates the collection of the used products with the distribution of the new products. We present a mixed integer nonlinear facility location-inventory-pricing model to decide on the optimal locations of the facilities, inventory amounts, prices for new products and incentive values for the collection of right amount of used products in order to maximize the total supply chain profit. We develop heuristics for the solution of this model and analyze the effectiveness of these heuristics and the effects of the parameters on this system through numerical experiments. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.