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Forecasting returns in reverse logistics using GERT network theory

Forecasting returns in reverse logistics using GERT network theory

Zhou, Li, Xie, Jiaping and Lin, Yong (2010) Forecasting returns in reverse logistics using GERT network theory. In: Responsive Manufacturing - Green Manufacturing (ICRM 2010). International Conference on Responsive Manufacturing - Green Manufacturing . IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Ningbo, pp. 349-356. (doi:10.1049/cp.2010.0456)

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to explore a new approach to the forecasting of returns. Here, “returns” refers to used products which can be sorted into resalable products, remanufacturing-able parts, renewable materials, and otherwise disposable waste. This research establishes a model by adopting the Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT) network theory combined with Bill of Material (BOM) to forecast returns. By using this model, the probability, the quantity and the expected timing of the returns can be predicted. Additionally, in line with the product BOM, the corresponding scale of reuse, i.e. remanufacturing-able parts and renewable materials, can also be forecasted. A numeric example is provided at the end of the study.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Responsive Manufacturing - Green Manufacturing (ICRM 2010)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT), Bill of Material (BOM),
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7631

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