Title

Reducing Transportation Costs in Distribution Networks

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

6-2006

Abstract

In this work, we model the conflicting objectives in a distribution network, i.e. trade-offs between transportation costs, inventory and time scheduling requirements. Transportation costs include time costs, truck setup costs, and the number of trucks used. The model is formulated as an integer program and a solution of two-stage metaheuristic is provided. Computational experiments are conducted to test the algorithms.

Keywords

genetic algorithm, heuristic search, inventory, transportation scheduling

Discipline

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Advances in Applied Artificial Intelligence: 19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA/AIE 2006, Annecy, France, June 27-30, 2006: Proceedings

Volume

4031

First Page

1138

Last Page

1148

ISBN

9783540354536

Identifier

10.1007/11779568_121

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Berlin

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11779568_121