Distribution Channel Analysis in Closed-Loop Logistics Network

JIITA, vol. 2, no. 4, pp.214-220, Dec, 2018

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Distribution Channel Analysis in Closed-Loop Logistics Network

Mitsuo Gen 1), Xing Chen 2), Anudari Chuluunsukh 2), YoungSu Yun 2,*), and Lin Lin 3)
1) Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute and Tokyo University of Science, Japan
2) Department of Business Administration, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea
3) School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

Abstract: In this paper, we analyze the performance of closed-loop Logistics (CLL) network with various distribution channels. For CLL network, forward and reverse logistics with various facilities such as suppler, manufacturer, distribution center, retailer, collection center, recovery center, etc. are taken into consideration. Three types of distribution channels (normal delivery, direct delivery, and direct shipment) are used for constructing the CLL network. For comparison, two types of the CLL network are considered; First type of the CLL network is to consider normal delivery alone, whereas in second type, normal delivery, direct delivery and direct shipment are taken into consideration. Each type of the CLL network is implemented in numerical experiment using genetic algorithm approach and their performances are compared with each other under various measures of performance. Finally, it can be observed that second type outperforms the first one.

Keyword: Distribution channel analysis; Closed-loop logistics network; Forward and reverse logistics; Normal delivery; Direct delivery and shipment

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