A Metaheuristic for Tactical Inventory Planning in Closed-Loop Supply Chains

Session : LTSS3-1 / LTSS3 : Conception et gestion de réseau logistique
Mercredi 10 février 11:00 - 12:20 Salle : GI042
Pierre Desport, Frederic Lardeux, David Lesaint, Carla Di-Cairano Gilfedder et Gilbert Owusu

Supply chains in equipment-intensive service industries often involve repair operations in order to reuse faulty items. In this context, tactical inventory planning is concerned with optimally planning supplies and repairs based on demand forecasts and conflicting business objectives. We introduce a metaheuristic approach to this inventory planning problem based on a case study from the telecommunications service industry.

Mots clés : Supply chain, inventory planning, combinatorial optimisation, metaheuristics