Case study of cooperative transport in reverse logistics for efficient material recycling in japan

Yiping Le, Jongjin Yoon

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Abstract

The costs required for transportation in the process of waste recycling are very high and become a serious bottleneck for promoting recycling. From the characteristics of reverse logistics for waste transportation, cooperative transport is expected to be an effective way for improving transport efficiency. However, cooperative transport is barely implemented in Japan in reverse logistics. This paper examines two practical cases concerning the practice or intention to implement cooperative logistics in Japan, finds out the factors that hinder or promote cooperative transport through interviews with relative parties, and finally proposes effective approaches for promoting cooperative transport in reverse logistics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTE 2013 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Transportation Engineering
Pages379-385
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Transportation Engineering, ICTE 2013 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 2013 Oct 192013 Oct 20

Publication series

NameICTE 2013 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Transportation Engineering

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Transportation Engineering, ICTE 2013
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period13/10/1913/10/20

Keywords

  • cooperative transport
  • reverse logistics
  • waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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