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|Title:||Delimitation of service areas in reverse logistics networks with multiple depots|
|Abstract:||This paper describes a heuristic approach for the definition of service (or influence) areas of multiple depots in a reverse logistics network. This work is based on a case study: the recyclable waste collection system with 5 depots that covers seven municipalities in the Alentejo region, southern Portugal. The system optimization considers two objectives, related with economic and organizational issues: minimizing the variable costs (function of the travelled distances by the collection vehicles), and the pursuit of equity, aiming at minimizing the workload differences among depots. The goal of balancing workloads poses a problem not usually treated in the existing literature. This fact required the development of a new approach with innovative elements adjusted to the existing circumstances.|
|Description:||WOS:000290258800003 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)|
“Prémio Científico ISCTE-IUL 2012”
|Publisher version:||The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2010.83|
|Appears in Collections:||DMOG-RI - Artigos em revistas internacionais com arbitragem científica|
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