Transport concept selection considering supplier milk runs – An integrated model and a case study from the automotive industry

Efficient inbound transport networks in the European automotive industry rely on a set of different transport concepts: point-to-point services, area forwarding services and regular milk runs. For the tactical planning and the operational controlling of a mixed inbound network, a manufacturer needs decision support. The authors provide an integrated mathematical model and a simple, standard solver based solution approach for the transport concept selection considering milk runs. They show the potential of the approach based on a real world case study from the automotive industry. Furthermore, the authors introduce quick test and performance indicators and they discuss managerial insights.


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  • Accession Number: 01670471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 2018 3:44PM