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International Journal of Supply and Operations Management
Nowadays, companies need to collect and deliver goods from and to their depots and their customers. Reusable containers are considered as a greener choice and a cost saving strategy. This paper addresses a dynamic management of reusable containers (e.g. gases bottles, wood pallets, maritime containers, etc.) in a closed-loop supply chain. The aim of the study is to find an optimal lot sizing and assignment strategy that minimizes the cost of reusable container management under the environmentalfatcat:ic2tkrdxgrawtldnnjf6yn5kei