Using AHP and ANP to evaluate the relation between reverse logistics and corporate performance in Brazilian industry
Reverse Logistics (RL) activities are practiced by most Brazilian industries. However, a relevant problem is to identify how different RL programs can affect corporate performance indicators. Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is one of the analytical tools which can be used to handle a multi-criteria decision-making problem and the Analytic Network Process (ANP) is a similar technique, but it can capture the interdependencies between the criteria under consideration. Both approaches were adopted here to study the influence of RL practices in corporate performance. Preliminary results indicated that both methods can be used, being AHP the most efficient, because it requires a smaller number of judgments, and ANP the most reliable, because it considers element dependencies, which is more compatible to the reality of the Brazilian industries.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors must have a written permission from any third-party materials used in the article, such as figures and graphics. The permission must explicitly allow authors to use the materials. The permission should be submitted with the article, as a supplementary file.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) after BJO&PM publishes it (See The Effect of Open Access).