A location-inventory-routing-problem with perishable products

Abdelhalim Hiassat, Ali Diabat

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Abstract

We introduce a formulation for the inventory-location problem with routing costs. A single supplier distributes a single product to multiple retailers with deterministic demand through a set of distribution centers. The product is a perishable product with a certain shelf-life. The problem is to determine how many warehouses to open, where to locate them, and which customers to allocate to them. We develop a mathematical model for the problem, and solve small size instances of the problem using GAMS. Our numerical studies demonstrate the benefits of integrating different supply chain decision levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2011
Pages130-135
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2011
Event41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2011 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2011Oct 25 2011

Publication series

Name41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2011

Other

Other41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA
Period10/23/1110/25/11

Keywords

  • Integrated supply chain models
  • Inventory
  • Location models
  • Perishable products
  • Vehicle routing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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