Advanced Planning Concepts in the Closed-Loop Container Network of Arn
CentER Discussion Paper No. 2004-103
28 Pages Posted: 31 Dec 2004
Date Written: October 2004
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: Suggested Citation