Reuse of tertiary packaging in production distribution network

Sai Ho Chung, H. L. Ma, H. K. Chan

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Tertiary packaging is necessary for transportation in production distribution network because of the benefits in enhancing the logistic efficiency. However, in the meantime, it produces a lot of packaging waste every day. In fact, some tertiary packaging after transportation may still be in good condition and can be collected back for reuse. However, this has not been widely studied in the existing literature. Accordingly, this paper proposed an optimization methodology to maximize the collection of used tertiary packaging for reuse, meanwhile minimizing the total operating cost by taking the advantages of simultaneous optimization of a multi-day planning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIE 2016: 46th International Conferences on Computers and Industrial Engineering
PublisherComputers and Industrial Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event46th International Conferences on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE 2016 - Weijin Road Campus of Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
Duration: 29 Oct 201631 Oct 2016


Conference46th International Conferences on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE 2016


  • Genetic algorithm
  • Production distribution
  • Reuse
  • Tertiary packaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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