Faculty of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran
In this research, we address the application of uncertainty programming to design a multi-site, multi-product, multi-period, closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) network. In order to make the results of this article more realistic, a CLSC for a case study in the iron and steel industry has been explored. The presented supply chain covers three objective functions: maximization of profit, minimization of new products' delivery time, collection time and disposal time of used products, and maximizing flexibility. To solve the proposed model, an interactive hybrid solution methodology is adopted through combining a hybrid fuzzy-stochastic programming method and a fuzzy multi-objective approach. Finally, the numerical experiments are given to demonstrate the significance of the proposed model and the solution approach.
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