Title: Design methodology of the reverse supply chain for the management of the solid waste in Cuba

Authors: Francis Hevia Lanier; Cira Lidia Isaac Godinez; Susana Díaz Aguirre; David Alfonso De La Fuente García

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering. School of Industrial Engineering. Polytechnic Instititute José Antonio Echeverría (ISPJAE), Calle 114 No. 11901 e/ 119127, Marianao, Habana City, Cuba ' Department of Industrial Engineering. School of Industrial Engineering. Polytechnic Instititute José Antonio Echeverría (ISPJAE), Calle 114 No. 11901 e/ 119127, Marianao, Habana City, Cuba ' Department of Chemistry. School of Agronomy and Forest. University of Pinar del Río, Calle Martí No. 274, Pinar del Río, Cuba ' Department of Business Administration, University of Oviedo, EPS Gijón, Campus de Viesques s/n, Spain

Abstract: Every product presents a lifecycle which goes from the extraction of raw material, production, distribution, use or consumption. The Reverse Supply Chain (RSC) is aimed to all the product and material flow, from the consumption toward the point of origin to recover the value that these products or materials still have and to give the appropriate destination to the waste. In order to achieve this, an important work of organisation and planning is required. This research has the goal to elaborate and apply a design methodology of the Reverse Supply Chain for the management of solid waste which determines effectively the destination with a favourable environmental impact. Among others, the following methods were used in the development of the research: process approach, method of solution of problems, flow analysis, statistic methods and research methods of operation with computational support.

Keywords: reverse supply chains; solid waste management; supply chain management; SCM; Cuba; environmental impact; reverse supply chain design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEE.2012.050800

International Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2012 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.283 - 306

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 23 Nov 2012 *

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