The Impact of Control Strategies on the Management of Returnable Transport Items

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Abstract

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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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1128-1139
TidskriftTransportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volym46
Utgivningsnummer6
StatusPublished - 2010
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa