Operational planning of forward and reverse logistic activities on multi-echelon supply-chain networks

Authors
Dondo, Rodolfo Gabriel; Mendez, Carlos Alberto
Publication Year
2016
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Distribution activities arising from supply-chains of chemical and food industries involve the shipping of products directly and/or via distribution-centers. Also, due to growing ecology concerns, the recycling of recoverable-materials is becoming a common practice. In this paper, a distribution and recovering problem has been studied and modeled. The solution to the problem-model computes the forward and backward flows on a supply-chain network of a company that take into account ‘green logistics’ considerations. In this problem, vehicles departing from plants/distribution-centers perform delivery of products and pick-up of recyclables at the lowest network-level. At a higher level, larger vehicles re-supply distribution-centers with products and bring back to plants recyclable goods. The operation must coordinate the vehicles-tours to assure efficient forward and backwards flows. The paper presents a column-generation based decomposition-approach for finding near-optimal solutions to the problem. We also present computational results on test problems derived from a real case-study.
Fil: Dondo, Rodolfo Gabriel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química; Argentina
Fil: Mendez, Carlos Alberto. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Santa Fe. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química; Argentina
Subject
Logistica
Cadena de suministro
Otras Ingeniería Química
Ingeniería Química
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/23832