Ana Paula F. D. Barbosa-Póvoa

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In this work the design of a reverse distribution network is studied. Most of the proposed models on the subject are case based and, for that reason, they lack generality. In this paper we try to overcome this limitation and a generalized model is proposed. It contemplates the design of a generic reverse logistics network where capacity limits,(More)
Departamento de Engenharia Quı́mica e Biológica do Instituto Superior Técnico (DEQB-IST), UniVersidade Técnica de Lisboa, AV. RoVisco Pais 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal, Companhia Logı́stica de Combustı́Veis (CLC), E.N. 366, km 18, 2050-163 AVeiras de Cima, Portugal, and Centro de Estudos de Gestão do Instituto Superior Técnico (CEG-IST), UniVersidade Técnica(More)
*Correspondence: Ana Paula Barbosa-Póvoa, Center for Management Studies of IST (CEG-IST), Instituto Superior Técnico, DEG, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal e-mail: Commonly process industries supply chains (SCs) deal with chemical process based networks involving suppliers, producers, warehouses, retailers, and distributors. More(More)
The increase in societal awareness towards environmental issues has accrued the responsibility of goods producers, which at present came to encompass the entire product life cycle. Recently, the efficient design and operation of supply chains with return flows have, in particular, become a major challenge for many companies, given the high number of factors(More)
The European Union directive for electric and electronic waste, published in 2003, enforced all European countries to meet some targets concerning the recycling and recovery of these products. This directive was transposed to the Portuguese legislation in 2004. Following this, a group of EEE producers set up an organization (Amb3e) whose mission was to(More)
During the last two decades, EU legislation has put increasing pressure on member countries to achieve specified recycling targets for municipal household waste. These targets can be obtained in various ways choosing collection methods, separation methods, decentral or central logistic systems, etc. This paper compares municipal solid waste (MSW) management(More)