Séminaire conjoint CIRRELT-Chaire de recherche du Canada en distributique-Chaire de recherche du Canada en logistique et en transport

TITRE : Green Supply Chain Network Design for Post-Sales Companies

CONFÉRENCIER : Ehsan Nikbakhsh, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

DATE et ENDROIT : 13 mars 2013, 10h30, salle 5441, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt, Campus de l’Université de Montréal

RESPONSABLE : Jean-François Cordeau

RÉSUMÉ : During the past two decades, a new trend in supply chain management, known as green supply chain management, has emerged that considers the negative environmental impacts of supply chain operations. This trend has motivated the researchers to investigate a new class of supply chain network design problems, known as green supply chain network design (GrSCND). In addition to determining capacity of facilities and material flows, GrSCND usually involves locating facilities required to handle adverse environmental impacts of products, including recycling, disposal, and remanufact uring centers. In this seminar, first the main concepts in green supply chain management and network design including the origin, motivations, advantages, and barriers are introduced. After classifying and reviewing the major research problems in the literature, a practical green supply chain network design problem, motivated by the structure of post-sales companies in Iran, is investigated. The computational results for a n effective variable neighborhood search heuristic to tackle the research problem are presented.