Robust Model for Designing a Dynamic Closed-loop Supply Chain with Adjustable Capacity

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran


In this paper, firstly by using a mixed linear programming a new model of locating facilities with limited capacity is presented to design a closed-loop supply chain in a multi-product and multi-period mode. Then, using a robust optimization approach, the proposed model decreases in non-deterministic expansion. The results show that the proposed model can handle facility capacity in a closed loop logistics network. In addition, the results showed that the cost and time of test problems for the robust model is higher than the deterministic model.


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