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Sustainability 2017, 9(12), 2198; doi:10.3390/su9122198

Reducing Carbon Emissions in a Closed-Loop Production Routing Problem with Simultaneous Pickups and Deliveries under Carbon Cap-and-Trade

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Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Modern Logistics, School of Marketing and Logistics Management, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, Nanjing 210023, China
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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Received: 2 October 2017 / Revised: 21 November 2017 / Accepted: 26 November 2017 / Published: 28 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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The incorporation of reverse logistics into production routing problems can promote and coordinate the implementation of sustainable development for supply chains. This study aims to incorporate reverse logistics into production routing problems and investigate the reduction of carbon emissions under carbon cap-and-trade. Mixed-integer programming models are proposed for the production routing problem with reverse logistics by considering simultaneous pickups and deliveries in vehicle routing subproblems. To solve this problem, we propose a solution method of a branch-and-cut guided search algorithm based on adaptation of known valid inequalities. Computational results highlight the trade-offs among various performance indicators, including emission levels and operational costs of production, inventory holding, fuel consumption, and drivers. View Full-Text
Keywords: routing; production planning and control; branch and bound; environmental studies; carbon emission; carbon cap-and-trade routing; production planning and control; branch and bound; environmental studies; carbon emission; carbon cap-and-trade
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Fang, X.; Du, Y.; Qiu, Y. Reducing Carbon Emissions in a Closed-Loop Production Routing Problem with Simultaneous Pickups and Deliveries under Carbon Cap-and-Trade. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2198.

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