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The effect of dynamic scheduling and routing in a solid waste management system

Johansson, Ola LU (2006) In Waste Management: international journal of integrated waste management, science and technology 1980-01-01+01:00 26(8). p.875-885
Abstract
Solid waste collection and hauling account for the greater part of the total cost in modern solid waste management systems. In a recent initiative, 3300 Swedish recycling containers have been fitted with level sensors and wireless communication equipment. thereby giving waste collection operators access to real-time information oil the status of each container. In this study. analytical modeling and discrete-event simulation have been used to evaluate different scheduling and routing policies utilizing the real-time data. In addition to the general models developed, all empirical simulation study has been performed oil the downtown recycling station system ill Malmoe. Sweden. From the study, it can be concluded that dynamic scheduling and... (More)
Solid waste collection and hauling account for the greater part of the total cost in modern solid waste management systems. In a recent initiative, 3300 Swedish recycling containers have been fitted with level sensors and wireless communication equipment. thereby giving waste collection operators access to real-time information oil the status of each container. In this study. analytical modeling and discrete-event simulation have been used to evaluate different scheduling and routing policies utilizing the real-time data. In addition to the general models developed, all empirical simulation study has been performed oil the downtown recycling station system ill Malmoe. Sweden. From the study, it can be concluded that dynamic scheduling and routing policies exist that have lower operating costs. shorter collection and hauling distances, and reduced labor hours compared to the static policy with fixed routes and pre-determined pick-Lip frequencies employed by many waste collection operators today. The results of the analytical model and the simulation models are coherent, and consistent with experiences of the waste collection operators. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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solid waste, packaging, logistics, packaging logistics
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Waste Management: international journal of integrated waste management, science and technology 1980-01-01+01:00
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26
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8
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875 - 885
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Elsevier
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1879-2456
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10.1016/j.wasman.2005.09.004
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  abstract     = {Solid waste collection and hauling account for the greater part of the total cost in modern solid waste management systems. In a recent initiative, 3300 Swedish recycling containers have been fitted with level sensors and wireless communication equipment. thereby giving waste collection operators access to real-time information oil the status of each container. In this study. analytical modeling and discrete-event simulation have been used to evaluate different scheduling and routing policies utilizing the real-time data. In addition to the general models developed, all empirical simulation study has been performed oil the downtown recycling station system ill Malmoe. Sweden. From the study, it can be concluded that dynamic scheduling and routing policies exist that have lower operating costs. shorter collection and hauling distances, and reduced labor hours compared to the static policy with fixed routes and pre-determined pick-Lip frequencies employed by many waste collection operators today. The results of the analytical model and the simulation models are coherent, and consistent with experiences of the waste collection operators. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Johansson, Ola},
  issn         = {1879-2456},
  keyword      = {solid waste,packaging,logistics,packaging logistics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {875--885},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Waste Management: international journal of integrated waste management, science and technology 1980-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {The effect of dynamic scheduling and routing in a solid waste management system},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2005.09.004},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2006},
}