A goal programming model for the weee products recovery operations planning

Alperen Bal, Sule Itir Satoglu*

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Abstract

In reverse supply chain management, products are collected from the end user and passed through various stages up to the waste recovery plants. In this study, a goal programming model is proposed for reverse logistics operations planning that considers the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from customer service locations to the recovery facility. The locations of these are known in advance. Sustainability is addressed in social, environmental and economic dimensions. The economic dimension usually provides maximization of profits or minimization of losses. On the other hand, the environmental dimension is aimed at reducing the greatest damage to the environment. Minimization of carbon dioxide emissions is frequently used for this purpose. The social dimension is used to ensure fairness in working conditions. In addition to this triple-bottom-line of sustainability, new legal regulations on the collection and recycling of WEEE are being made. The targets of these regulations that are put into practice define various objectives on the companies and organizations. When all these objectives were considered, it was decided to make operational planning using the goal programming method. The developed model was created by considering the collection and recycling regulations and conditions of WEEE in Turkey. Besides the current situation is discussed and analyzed based on the WEEE data that belongs to refrigerator products recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 47th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationHow Digital Platforms and Industrial Engineering are Transforming Industry and Services, CIE 2017
EditorsMohamed Dessouky, Virgilio Cruz-Machado, Antonio Grilo
PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event47th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering: How Digital Platforms and Industrial Engineering are Transforming Industry and Services, CIE 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 11 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE
Volume0
ISSN (Electronic)2164-8689

Conference

Conference47th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering: How Digital Platforms and Industrial Engineering are Transforming Industry and Services, CIE 2017
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period11/10/1713/10/17

Keywords

  • Goal-programming
  • Recovery
  • Reverse logistics
  • Sustainability
  • WEEE

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