Optimizing Waste Collection in an Organized Industrial Region: A Case Study

The candidate container locations displayed on a map of TOSB.
The candidate container locations displayed on a map of TOSB.

In this paper we present a case study which involves the design of a supply chain network for industrial waste collection. The problem is to transport metal waste from 17 factories to containers and from containers to a disposal center (DC) at an organized region of automobile parts suppliers. We applied the classic mixed-integer programming (MIP) model for the two-stage supply chain to the solution of this problem. The visualization of the optimal solution provided us with several interesting insights that would not be easily discovered otherwise.

Martagan, T. G., Ertek, G., Birbil, S. I., Yasar, M., Cakır, A., Okur, N., Gullu, G., Hacıoglu, A. and Sevim, O. (2006). “Optimizing waste collection in an organized industrial region: A case study.” 4th International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress, İzmir, Turkey.

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