Title: Dynamic strategies for measuring the performance of inventory system in closed loop supply chain

Authors: Babak Shirazi; Elnaz Ebrahimi; Hadi Mirzagoltabar; Iraj Mahdavi

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Iran

Abstract: Closed loop supply chains are the complicated dynamical system, which focuses on all the factors involved in the comprehensive process and seeks to adopt strategies for achieving the chain established targets. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the food supply chain performance. A system dynamic approach is applied to examine the relationships and behaviour within the closed -loop supply chain. The variables with a significant effect on system performance are identified. Then, the simulated model is analysed by sensitivity to provide a tool for managers to generate policies and business decisions which can lead to enhancing the performance of the supply chain system. The results reveal lost sale-oriented to zero also inventory cost and transferring time in the lowest state by adding an intermediary unit between segments and implementation of the recommended policy.

Keywords: dynamic system; inventory management; performance; supply chain; closed loop.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEI.2020.115716

International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics, 2020 Vol.8 No.5/6, pp.398 - 418

Received: 29 Oct 2019
Accepted: 06 Jun 2020

Published online: 17 Jun 2021 *

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