Using AHP and ANP to evaluate the relation between reverse logistics and corporate performance in Brazilian industry

  • Cecilia Toledo Hernández Fluminense Federal University (UFF)
  • Fernando Augusto Silva Marins São Paulo State University (UNESP)
  • Phelipe Medeiros Da Rocha Automotive industry
  • Jorge Alberto Rodriguez Duran Fluminense Federal University (UFF)

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Cecilia Toledo Hernández, Fluminense Federal University (UFF)

Graduate of Industrial Engineering (1998)

Master in Science in Human Resources Management (1996)

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2010)

Professor at the Fluminense Federal University

e-mail: ctoledo2002@vm.uff.br

Fernando Augusto Silva Marins, São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Graduate of Mechanical Engineering (1976)

Master in Science in Operational Research (1981)

Ph.D. in Electric Engineering (1987)

Professor at the São Paulo State University (UNESP)

e-mail: fmarins@feg.unesp.br

Phelipe Medeiros Da Rocha, Automotive industry

Graduate of Engineering at UERJ

Currently doing a specialization in production engineering at the UFJF

Works in the automotive industry

email: phelipe_m_rocha@yahoo.com.br

Jorge Alberto Rodriguez Duran, Fluminense Federal University (UFF)

Graduate of Mechanical Engineering (1988)

Master in Science in Metallurgical and Materials Science (1997)

Ph.D. in Metallurgical and Materials Science (2001)

Postdoctoral at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2003)

Professor at the Fluminense Federal University

How to Cite
Hernández, C., Marins, F. A., Da Rocha, P., & Duran, J. A. (1). Using AHP and ANP to evaluate the relation between reverse logistics and corporate performance in Brazilian industry. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 7(2), 47-62. Retrieved from https://bjopm.emnuvens.com.br/bjopm/article/view/V7N2A3_

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