A Robust Multi-objective Fuzzy Model for a Green Closed-loop Supply Chain Network under Uncertain Demand and Reliability (A Case Study in Engine Oil Industry)

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Iran

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Given the importance of supply chain and environmental issues, this paper presents a new mathematical model for a green closed-loop supply chain (GCLSC) network with the objectives of maximizing profits, maximizing the number of jobs created, and maximizing reliability. Due to the uncertainty on some parameters such as demand and transportation costs, the new method of robust fuzzy programming model was utilized. Multi-objective Grey Wolf Optimizer (MOGWO) and Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm II (NSGA II) were used to tackle the problems for larger sizes. A number of instances of the problem in larger sizes were solved. The results from comparing the algorithms considering some criteria including means of objective functions, spacing index, distance index from ideal point, maximum amplitude index, Pareto response number index and computational time showed the fast convergence and high efficiency of MOGWO algorithm for this problem. Finally, the implementation of the model for a real case study in Iranian engine oil industry, showed the efficiency of the obtained solutions for this network.

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