Carbon footprint for designing reverse logistics network with hybrid manufacturing-remanufacturing systems

Tariq Aljuneidi, Akif Asil Bulgak

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This article proposes one further step toward the design of Sustainable Manufacturing Enterprise. This article presents an integrated approach for designing a reverse logistics network by minimizing the carbon emissions and the transportation distances between different candidate centers while considering several system design and operational issues of a Hybrid Manufacturing-Remanufacturing System operating within the above-mentioned reverse logistics network. Accordingly, the article attempts to integrate various sustainability aspects indoctrinated in the Sustainable Manufacturing philosophy. In view of this, a mixed integer programming model for designing a reverse logistics network is developed. The model considers the carbon foot print, facility location, and the material flow aspects of the reverse logistics network; in which a hybrid manufacturing-remanufacturing system is integrated. A detailed discussion of a numerical example is presented to illustrate the proposed model. The model has potential applications for supply chain managers designing a reverse logistics networks as well as for production managers at the operations level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-126
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Remanufacturing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2020


  • Carbon footprints
  • Facility location
  • Hybrid manufacturing-remanufacturing systems
  • Reverse logistics
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Sustainable supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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