Vehicle routing in reverse logistics for recycling end-of-life consumer electronic goods in South Korea

Hyunsoo Kim, Jaehwan Yang, Kang Dae Lee

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Abstract

This paper presents a vehicle routing approach for the transport of end-of-life consumer electronic goods for recycling in South Korea. The objective is to minimize the distance of transportation of end-of-life goods collected by local authorities and major manufacturers' distribution centers to four regional recycling centers located. A vehicle routing problem is constructed for each regional center, and a Tabu search is applied to solve it. Computational results using field data show that the method outperforms existing approaches to reverse logistics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-299
Number of pages9
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Recycling
  • Reverse logistics
  • Tabu search
  • Vehicle routing problem

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