Reference : How to include the durability, resale and losses of returnable transport items in the...
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Business & economic sciences : Quantitative methods in economics & management
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/223968
How to include the durability, resale and losses of returnable transport items in their management?
English
Limbourg, Sabine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > UER Opérations : Logistique >]
Pirotte, Myriem []
12-Apr-2018
Proceedings
Yes
No
International
GOL'18 (Logistics Operations Management)
du 10 au 12 avril 2018
Université du Havre
le Havre
France
[en] Returnable Transport Item (RTI) ; pickups and deliveries ; durability constraints ; closed-loop supply chain ; inventory routing problem
[en] Reducing environmental nuisances, related regulations and the pursuit of economic advantages are the main reasons why companies share their returnable transport items (RTIs) among the different partners of a closed-loop supply chain. However RTIs have a finite lifetime, which means that they can be used only a limited number of times. Moreover, the company has to dispose of these items and one interesting way to proceed is to resell them, hence the resale aspect which is strongly linked to the durability feature. Finally, the loss of RTIs is a frequent problem faced by companies. Both durability and losses generate the need to purchase more RTIs.
Researchers ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/223968

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