Simulation based approach for return packaging systems

Title:
Simulation based approach for return packaging systems
Creator:
Gupta, Surendra M. (Author)
Jarupan, Lerpong (Author)
Kamarthi, Sagar V. (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Omnipress
Copyright date:
2003
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:

In this paper, we investigate the effect of different dispatching rules and the vehicle assignment schemes applied to a returnable packaging system in order to provide superior customer satisfaction. The investigation is conducted by a simulation approach, using a commercial software ARENA. The simulation results show that different combinations of dispatching rules and the vehicle assignment schemes affect the customer satisfaction levels differently.

Comments:
Originally published in the Proceedings of the 2003 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, pp. 175-177, March 27-29, 2003
Subjects and keywords:
Recycling (Waste (etc.))
End of life products
Packaging system
Engineering

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