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.
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|
- Reverse logistics
- Closed-loop supply chain mmanagement
- vehicle routing
- set partitioning
- distribution planning
Le Blanc, H. M., van Krieken, M. G. C., Krikke, H. R., & Fleuren, H. A. (2004). Advanced Planning Concepts in the Closed-Loop Container Network of ARN. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2004-103). Operations research.