Delimitation of service areas in reverse logistics networks with multiple depots

@article{Ramos2011DelimitationOS,
  title={Delimitation of service areas in reverse logistics networks with multiple depots},
  author={T{\^a}nia Rodrigues Pereira Ramos and R. C. Oliveira},
  journal={JORS},
  year={2011},
  volume={62},
  pages={1198-1210}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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