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Forecasting the returns in reusable containers closed-loop supply chains. A case in the LPG industry
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Naval engineering
Information
Abstract
In this paper we review the returns forecasting models described in the academic literature. Next, we build a model not requiring item-level information in the context of a case study conducted in Repsol GLP, the liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) division of Repsol group. Results are unexpected and put under scrutiny the estimates of the return rate and the return delay distribution obtained through this type of models when using a direct replacement policy. We think that the main cause for these results resides in the exchange of full for empty containers imposed by this policy; deliveries and returns are linked in time, and thus the hypothesis of unidirectional causality might not be respected.
International
Si
Congress
3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management XIII Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización
960
Place
Barcelona-Terrassa
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-7653-388-8
Start Date
02/09/2009
End Date
04/09/2009
From page
311
To page
320
3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management - XIII Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización, CIO 2009. Proceedings
Participants
  • Autor: Ruth Carrasco Gallego (UPM)
  • Autor: Eva Maria Ponce Cueto (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería de Organización y Logística
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
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