Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD in Industrial Management, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor of the Industrial Management Department of Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran


Nowadays attending to closed-loop supply chain matter for survival in competitive circumstances not only has been become a controversial topic but also has been considered as a critical topic too. Close loop supply chain has combined to direct and reverse flow (method/ manner). This paper’s goal is presenting a model for inventory control in closed loop supply chain by multiple objective approach. This research intends to reach it's main goal including reduce expenses such as production, maintenance, transportation in direct flow also decrease the waste material and defective in reverse flow and in conclusion increase the company’s profit by desingning and optimizing multiple objective model. Hence a double purpose model in closed-loop supply chain consists three classes direct flow in which conclude suppliers, manufactures and customers. Furthermore this consists four classes in reverse flow that concludes: collection centers, inspection, repair centers, recycling centers and disposal centers. According to the article’s model, which is multipurpose, linear and integer, At the beginning the model convert to single objective by Weighting and Constraint method and then is solved by using Branch and bound algorithm and Lingo software. Finally, the model extended in Iran Khodro Company as a study case and its function validated. Results and output of model solving demonstrate its capability to be useful for planning and inventory control in closed-loop supply chain.


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