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Implementation-oriented recommendations with respect to dynamic waste collection

Belter, Daniel Sebastian (2011) Implementation-oriented recommendations with respect to dynamic waste collection.

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Abstract:Current situation: At the moment, the Twente Milieu N.V. is unsatisfied with the average fill rate of the underground container collection, especially for the residual waste branch. Earlier research stated that the average fill rate is around 55-57% of the accumulated container capacity. However, it appeared within this research that approximately 63% is utilized in reality. This value is better than earlier assumed, but still far away from an efficient collection process. This also implies that the trucks used to collect the containers have an unnecessarily high mileage and thus produce more CO2 than desired. Twente Milieu is researching whether there are methodologies in order to reduce the amount of driven kilometres and the number of emptyings of underground containers, while remaining a high service level for customers. Desired situation: It is desired to find a method of container selection and routing that satisfies Twente Milieu's standard to reduce its CO2-footprint, to save resources and to contribute to a cleaner Twente region. Moreover, a possible cost reduction towards the municipalities is also an issue that has to be taken into consideration weighing the solution alternatives. Research goal and questions: The main research goal is to find essential features and issues the Twente Milieu N.V. has to take into consideration, so that a successful implementation of an advanced dynamic routing methodology can be performed, with a minimum lack of knowledge during the actual execution.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:52 mechanical engineering
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
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