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

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The Impact of Control Strategies on the Management of Returnable Transport Items. / Hellström, Daniel; Johansson, Ola.

I: Transportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Vol. 46, Nr. 6, 2010, s. 1128-1139.

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T1 - The Impact of Control Strategies on the Management of Returnable Transport Items

AU - Hellström, Daniel

AU - Johansson, Ola

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - returnable

KW - tracking

KW - reverse logistics

KW - Closed-loop supply chain

KW - materials management

KW - packaging

KW - packaging logistics

U2 - 10.1016/j.tre.2010.05.006

DO - 10.1016/j.tre.2010.05.006

M3 - Article

VL - 46

SP - 1128

EP - 1139

JO - Transportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review

T2 - Transportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review

JF - Transportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review

SN - 1366-5545

IS - 6

ER -