Reverse logistics network design for the recycling of waste of electrical and electronic equipments and an application for Turkey
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In recent years, Reverse Logistics (RL) has gained much attention in supply chain and operations management area because of economic, social and governmental reasons. In literature, researchers addressed some problems associated with RL such as; network design, return forecasting, economic and environmental performance, lot sizing, vehicle routing, etc. However reverse logistics network design is the most important research topic in literature. In this study, we proposed Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) model for reverse logistics network design (RLND) problem. Then the presented MILP model, which takes into consideration WEEE regulations published in 2011, is applied to real case study on electrical and electronic equipment recycling sector in Turkey. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to propose e-waste RLND for Turkey in electrical and electronic equipment sector.