DEVELOPMENT OF HEURISTIC PROCEDURES TO ANALYZE THE PRODUCTION-TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM
A methodology has been developed to systematically analyze a production-transportation problem subject to stochastic demand. First the problem is transformed into a network flow equivalent. Then flow data are generated through a series of simulation runs, using a simulation program developed around the out-of-kilter algorithm, GASP II subroutines, and demand determined by Monte Carlo procedures. The data are then interpreted using developed procedures to determine plant market pairs which could be candidates for increase/decrease of flow depending on established conditions. An example problem is provided to demonstrate the usefulness of the methodology and the data available after a simulation run. The example problem has been constructed with production costs and transportation costs between any plant-market pair being nonlinear.
U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS United States 39180-6199
- Worrel III, E J
- Hogg, G L
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Pagination: 74 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Costs; Decision making; Distributions (Statistics); Heuristic methods; Highway traffic control; Inventory control; Logistics; Management; Market research; Mathematical models; Monte Carlo method; Network analysis (Planning); Physical distribution; Planning; Production; Simulation; Stochastic processes; Transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Network flows; Transportation models
- Old TRIS Terms: Industrial production; Management planning and control
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Planning and Forecasting; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00093776
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CERL-TM-D-61 Tech. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 4 1977 12:00AM