Quantifying bullwhip effect in a closed loop supply chain

@article{Pati2010QuantifyingBE,
  title={Quantifying bullwhip effect in a closed loop supply chain},
  author={Rupesh Kumar Pati and Prem Vrat and Pradeep Kumar},
  journal={OPSEARCH},
  year={2010},
  volume={47},
  pages={231-253}
}
The issue of sustainability has attracted attention towards closing the traditional supply chain through different reprocessing options. This paper develops an analytical expression for measuring the bullwhip effect in a six echelon closed loop supply chain for recycling of products like paper, plastic. A first order auto regressive end customer demand is assumed with each supply chain participant employing an order-up-to (OUT) policy and Minimum Mean Square Error (MMSE) forecasting scheme. The… CONTINUE READING

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