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

CentER Discussion Paper No. 2004-103

28 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2004

See all articles by H.M. Le Blanc

H.M. Le Blanc

affiliation not provided to SSRN

M.G.C. van Krieken

affiliation not provided to SSRN

H. R. Krikke

Tilburg University - Center and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Hein Fleuren

Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER)

Date Written: October 2004

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Reverse logistics, closed-loop supply chain management, vehicle routing, set partitioning, distribution planning

JEL Classification: C61, M11, R4

Suggested Citation

Le Blanc, H.M. and van Krieken, M.G.C. and Krikke, H. R. R. and Fleuren, Hein, Advanced Planning Concepts in the Closed-Loop Container Network of Arn (October 2004). CentER Discussion Paper No. 2004-103. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=627361 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.627361

H.M. Le Blanc (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

M.G.C. Van Krieken

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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H. R. R. Krikke

Tilburg University - Center and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Hein Fleuren

Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

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