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Designing distribution patterns for long-term inventory routing with constant demand rates

Birger Raa UGent and El-Houssaine Aghezzaf UGent (2008) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS. 112(1). p.255-263
abstract
This paper proposes a practical solution approach for the challenging optimization problem of minimizing overall costs in an integrated distribution and inventory control system. Constant customer demand rates are assumed and therefore a long-term, cyclic planning approach is adopted. The concept of distribution patterns, consisting of vehicles performing multiple tours with possibly different frequencies, is used to extend the traditional concept of a single tour per vehicle. A heuristic is proposed that is capable of solving a cyclical distribution problem involving real-life features, such as customer capacity restrictions, loading and unloading extra times and prespecified minimum times between consecutive deliveries.
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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (proceedingsPaper)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Delivery scheduling, Inventory routing, Column generation., Cyclic planning, Vendor-managed inventory
journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
IJPE
volume
112
issue
1
issue title
Special Section on Recent Developments in the Design, Control, Planning and Scheduling of Productive Systems
pages
255 - 263
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000253605200023
JCR category
ENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING
JCR impact factor
2.026 (2008)
JCR rank
1/36 (2008)
JCR quartile
1 (2008)
ISSN
0925-5273
DOI
10.1016/j.ijpe.2006.08.023
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
id
483299
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-483299
date created
2009-02-10 21:42:50
date last changed
2009-08-10 12:19:19
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  abstract     = {This paper proposes a practical solution approach for the challenging optimization problem of minimizing overall costs in an integrated distribution and inventory control system. Constant customer demand rates are assumed and therefore a long-term, cyclic planning approach is adopted. The concept of distribution patterns, consisting of vehicles performing multiple tours with possibly different frequencies, is used to extend the traditional concept of a single tour per vehicle. A heuristic is proposed that is capable of solving a cyclical distribution problem involving real-life features, such as customer capacity restrictions, loading and unloading extra times and prespecified minimum times between consecutive deliveries.},
  author       = {Raa, Birger and Aghezzaf, El-Houssaine},
  issn         = {0925-5273},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS},
  keyword      = {Delivery scheduling,Inventory routing,Column generation.,Cyclic planning,Vendor-managed inventory},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {255--263},
  title        = {Designing distribution patterns for long-term inventory routing with constant demand rates},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2006.08.023},
  volume       = {112},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
Raa, Birger, and El-Houssaine Aghezzaf. 2008. “Designing Distribution Patterns for Long-term Inventory Routing with Constant Demand Rates.” International Journal of Production Economics 112 (1): 255–263.
APA
Raa, B., & Aghezzaf, E.-H. (2008). Designing distribution patterns for long-term inventory routing with constant demand rates. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS, 112(1), 255–263.
Vancouver
1.
Raa B, Aghezzaf E-H. Designing distribution patterns for long-term inventory routing with constant demand rates. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS. 2008;112(1):255–63.
MLA
Raa, Birger, and El-Houssaine Aghezzaf. “Designing Distribution Patterns for Long-term Inventory Routing with Constant Demand Rates.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS 112.1 (2008): 255–263. Print.