The Impact of Control Strategies on the Management of Returnable Transport Items
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This research examines the impact of different control strategies on the management of returnable transport items (RTIs) in closed-loop supply chains. A simulation model is developed based on an empirical case and is used to explore different scenarios. The results suggest that the choice of control strategy has a significant impact on investments and operating costs, and that RTI shrinkage can be controlled either through the use of tracking systems, or choice of control strategy. Moreover, a simulation-based method for estimating the fleet size required to operate the system for the different strategies is presented.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Transportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|