Modeling reverse logistics networks: A case study for e-waste management policy

Paola Lara Machado, Mario Sánchez, Andrea Herrera, Karol Valdivieso, Jorge Villalobos

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Abstract

Reverse Logistics (RL) groups the activities involved in the return flows of products at the end of their economic life cycle. Enterprises and policy makers all over the world are currently researching, designing and putting in place strategies to recover and recycle products and raw materials, both for the benefit of the environment and to increase profits. However, the management of return flows is complex and unpredictable because consumer behavior introduces uncertainties in timing, quantity, and quality of the end-of-life products. To proactively cope with these concerns, we propose a metamodel that serves as a foundation for a domain specific modeling language (DSML) to understand RL processes and apply analysis techniques. This DSML can also be used to examine aspects such as RL strategies, capacity of the facilities, and incentives (e.g., sanctions and tax reliefs introduced by regulators). The core element of this approach is an extensible metamodel which can be used for analyzing specific applications of RL such as E-waste management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems Engineering in Responsible Information Systems - CAiSE Forum 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMarcela Ruiz, Cinzia Cappiello
PublisherSpringer
Pages158-169
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030212964
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event31st International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 Jun 20197 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume350
ISSN (Print)1865-1348
ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356

Conference

Conference31st International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2019
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period3/06/197/06/19

Keywords

  • DSML
  • E-waste management
  • Metamodel
  • Reverse Logistics

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