Volume 27, Number 4 (IJIEPR 2016)                   IJIEPR 2016, 27(4): 353-371 | Back to browse issues page
Associate Professor Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Bu-Ali Sina University , amirsamankheirkhah@yahoo.com
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Flexible and dynamic supply chain network design problem has been studied by many researchers during past years. Since integration of short-term and long-term decisions in strategic planning leads to more reliable plans, in this paper a multi-objective model for a sustainable closed-loop supply chain network design problem is proposed. The planning horizon of this model contains multiple strategic periods so that the structure of supply chain can be changed dynamically during the planning horizon. Furthermore, in order to have an integrated design, several short-term decisions are considered besides strategic network design decision. One of these short-term decisions is determining selling price and buying price in the forward and reverse logistics of supply chain, respectively. Finally, an augmented e-constraint method is used to transform the problem to a single-objective model and an imperialist competitive algorithm is presented to solve large scale problems. The results’ analysis indicates the efficiency of the proposed model for the integrated and dynamic supply chain network design problem. 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Logistic & Apply Chain
Received: 2017/03/8 | Accepted: 2017/03/11 | Published: 2017/04/17