A simulation of an end-of-life reverse supply chain for electric vehicle batteries


The purpose of this study is to investigate the operation of an integrated end-of-life supply chain network in which authorised treatment facilities (ATFs), remanufacturers, and recyclers offer to Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers the end of life (EOL) management of batteries within the UK. A simulation model has been constructed in order to measure the process efficiency, labour costs and transport costs of this reverse supply chain network for different resource (capacity) configurations. Although current demand for the management of the end-of-life (EOL) for the batteries is low there is a prediction of a rapid increase in demand as Electric Vehicle sales increase and the EV batteries within these vehicles reach their end of life. It is intended that the simulation will provide an indication of the potential capacity requirements through the supply chain that are required to deal with this future demand.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.46354/i3m.2021.emss.043
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Additional Information: Copyright © 2021 The Authors. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY-NC-ND) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Event Title: 33rd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2021-09-15 - 2021-09-17
Uncontrolled Keywords: discrete-event simulation,electric vehicle batteries,reverse supply chain,Modelling and Simulation
ISBN: 9788885741577
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 07:25
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2023 09:48
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2021-09-17
Accepted Date: 2021-05-15
Authors: Venegas, Melissa
Greasley, Andrew (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-6413-3978)
Matopoulos, Aristides

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