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

Hellström, Daniel LU and Johansson, Ola LU (2010) In Transportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 46(6). p.1128-1139
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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returnable, tracking, reverse logistics, Closed-loop supply chain, materials management, packaging, packaging logistics
in
Transportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
volume
46
issue
6
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1128 - 1139
publisher
Elsevier
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  • WOS:000280344400023
  • Scopus:77954309475
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1366-5545
DOI
10.1016/j.tre.2010.05.006
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English
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e9d828d1-c569-4343-a8a8-cc16f1ad0993 (old id 168526)
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  author       = {Hellström, Daniel and Johansson, Ola},
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  pages        = {1128--1139},
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  series       = {Transportation Research, Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review},
  title        = {The Impact of Control Strategies on the Management of Returnable Transport Items},
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  volume       = {46},
  year         = {2010},
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