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Combinatorial optimization and Green Logistics

  • Abdelkader Sbihi

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    (Department of Information Systems and Decision Making Science - Audencia Nantes-School of Management, 8 route de la Jonelière, 44312 Nantes Cedex 3, France)

  • Richard W. Eglese

    (Department of Management Science - Lancaster University Management School)

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    The purpose of this paper is to introduce the area of Green Logistics and to describe some of the problems that arise in this subject which can be formulated as combinatorial optimization problems. The paper particularly considers the topics of reverse logistics, waste management and vehicle routing and scheduling.

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    Date of creation: 01 Mar 2010
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    Publication status: Published, Annals of Operations Research, 2010, 175, 1, 159-175
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00644111
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