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Performance Evaluation Of Reverse Logistics Enterprise – An Agent-Based Simulation Approach, Gowtham Ravi Sankara Pandian, Walid Abdul-Kader Sep 2017

Performance Evaluation Of Reverse Logistics Enterprise – An Agent-Based Simulation Approach, Gowtham Ravi Sankara Pandian, Walid Abdul-Kader

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

Reverse logistics (RL) has been applied in many industries and sectors since its conception. Unlike forward logistics, retracing consumer goods from the point of consumption to the point of inception is not a well-studied process. It involves many uncertainties such as time, quality and quantity of returns. The returned products can be remanufactured, have parts harvested, or be disposed safely. It is important to implement these activities in a cost-effective manner. The aim of this research is to measure the performance of the RL enterprise with the help of an agent-based simulation model. The major entities in the RL network ...


Three-Dimensional Container Loading: A Simulated Annealing Approach, Hanan Mostaghimi Ghomi, Bryan Gary St. Amour, Walid Abdul-Kader Jan 2017

Three-Dimensional Container Loading: A Simulated Annealing Approach, Hanan Mostaghimi Ghomi, Bryan Gary St. Amour, Walid Abdul-Kader

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

High utilization of cargo volume is an essential factor in the success of modern enterprises in the market. Although mathematical models have been presented for container loading problems in the literature, there is still a lack of studies that consider practical constraints. In this paper, a Mixed Integer Linear Programming is developed for the problem of packing a subset of rectangular boxes inside a container such that the total value of the packed boxes is maximized while some realistic constraints, such as vertical stability, are considered. The packing is orthogonal, and the boxes can be freely rotated into any of ...