Upcoming EJOR Issue on Closed-Loop Supply Chains
EJOR (European Journal of Operational Research) has an upcoming feature issue on closed loop supply chains. The abstract of the introduction to the issue is available to Science Direct subscribers. It mentions three papers in the issue. The first by Zuidwijk and Krikke has a cradle-to-cradle strategy feel about how much to invest in product design and how much to invest in the processes to handle returned products. This is modeled using an integer linear program and applied to the production of computer monitors. Update: added a summary of the Zuidwijk and Krikke paper to the references section.
Update: It’s out. Navigate to this page and scroll to the bottom.