Title

A Network Prototype for Integrated Production-Distribution Planning with Non-Multifunctional Plants

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2012

Abstract

This paper proposes a two-echelon network prototype for integrated production and distribution planning where non-multi-functional plants supply multiple types of products with limited quantities to the customers via capacitated warehouses. Four variations of the prototype, formulated as individual mixed integer programming models, are solved using the branch and bound algorithms by numerical experiments to examine the cost implications of production-distribution strategies involving single-sourcing constraints on different levels of the supply chain. Further discussions on the practicality and versatility of the proposed prototype (i.e. its ability to consider different facility locations, specialised capabilities of individual plants, safety stock levels and demand characteristics) illustrate the usefulness of the prototype to industry practitioners when making strategic and/or tactical decisions.

Keywords

integrated production-distribution network prototype, supply chain, non-multi-functional plants, capacitated facility, strategic and tactical planning, mixed integer programming

Discipline

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

International Journal of Production Research

Volume

50

Issue

4

First Page

1097

Last Page

1113

ISSN

0020-7543

Identifier

10.1080/00207543.2010.550640

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2010.550640