Developing Reverse Logistics Models for Product Lifecycle Systems

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: Enabling Information Infrastructure

Research team: Nicholas Polys

Sustainable design is attracting increasing attention because of cost competitiveness, resource constraints, energy and environmental issues. Today, the ‘3Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle’ are becoming increasingly more acceptable as management addresses remanufacturing and resource recovery issues.To address these issues we developed a Markov Decision Process Model and applied reverse logistic concepts to calculate the overall cost, considering the recycling cost, environmental penalty and etc.