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Advanced Planning Concepts in the Closed-Loop Container Network of ARN

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  • Blanc, H.M. le
  • Krieken, M.G.C. van
  • Krikke, H.R.
  • Fleuren, H.A.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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In this paper we discuss a real-life case study in the optimization of the logistics network for the collection of containers from end-of-life vehicle dismantlers in the Netherlands.Advanced planning concepts like dynamic assignment of dismantlers to logistic service providers are analyzed by a simulation model.In this model, we periodically solve a vehicle routing problem to gain insight in the long-term performance of the system.The vehicle routing problem considered is a multi depot pickup and delivery problem with alternative delivery locations.We solve this problem with a heuristic based on route generation and set partitioning.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2004-103.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:2004103

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Keywords: Reverse logistics; Closed-loop supply chain mmanagement; vehicle routing; set partitioning; distribution planning;

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