Development of closed–loop supply chain network in terms of corporate social responsibility

Pedram, A. and Pedram, P. and Yusoff, N. and Sorooshian, S. (2017) Development of closed–loop supply chain network in terms of corporate social responsibility. PLoS ONE, 12 (4). e0174951. ISSN 1932-6203, DOI

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Due to the rise in awareness of environmental issues and the depletion of virgin resources, many firms have attempted to increase the sustainability of their activities. One efficient way to elevate sustainability is the consideration of corporate social responsibility (CSR) by designing a closed loop supply chain (CLSC). This paper has developed a mathematical model to increase corporate social responsibility in terms of job creation. Moreover the model, in addition to increasing total CLSC profit, provides a range of strategic decision solutions for decision makers to select a best action plan for a CLSC. A proposed multi-objective mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model was solved with non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II). Fuzzy set theory was employed to select the best compromise solution from the Pareto-optimal solutions. A numerical example was used to validate the potential application of the proposed model. The results highlight the effect of CSR in the design of CLSC.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya (Grant No. RP018B-13AET), University of Malaysia Pahang (Grant No. RDU140107)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fuzzy Logic; Models, Organizational; Social Responsibility
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 07:33
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 07:33

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