Using fuzzy cognitive map for evaluation of RFID-based reverse logistics services

Amy J.C. Trappey, Charles V. Trappey, Chang Ru Wu, Fu Chiang Hsu

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Abstract

Reverse logistics research is used to analyze the processes associated with the flows of products, components and materials from end users to re-users in different industries. The products and components collected for reverse logistics are often widely dispersed, which complicates efforts to efficiently collect, reuse and reassemble used components for reprocessing and remanufacturing. Therefore, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology combined with the EPCglobal network architecture is applied to facilitate product and component data collection and data transmission. This research proposes a decision support model that integrates fuzzy cognitive maps trained using a genetic algorithm. The advantage of using fuzzy cognitive maps is that the model and the relationships among nodes (states) can be linguistically expressed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Furthermore, to diminish the subjective effects of the weights, the genetic algorithm is applied. The model and the information system integrate the EPCglobal network architecture with the RFID technology. Finally, a case concerning automobile repair reverse logistics is used to demonstrate the usefulness of the approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009
Pages1510-1515
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 11 Oct 200914 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period11/10/0914/10/09

Keywords

  • EPCglobal network
  • Fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs)
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Reverse logistics

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    Trappey, A. J. C., Trappey, C. V., Wu, C. R., & Hsu, F. C. (2009). Using fuzzy cognitive map for evaluation of RFID-based reverse logistics services. In Proceedings 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2009 (pp. 1510-1515). [5346268] (Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2009.5346268