INTEGRATING PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULING DECISIONS BETWEEN TWO GEOGRAPHICALLY SEPARATED PLANTS

The integration of scheduling transportation between an intermediate plant and a finishing plant with the simultaneous scheduling of short-run production at these plants represents a challenging problem. This paper proposes a multi-echelon plant-scheduling model to deal with this problem. The proposed optimization model considers all the cost and production capacity issues involved while developing a cost minimizing integrated schedule. Logistics trade-offs requiring consideration are examined, regardless of whether a firm models them explicitly, or simply weighs them implicitly. Managerial implications of both the proposed model and the logistics trade-offs inherent in this scheduling problem are then considered.

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    CLM Publications

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  • Authors:
    • Miller, T
    • de Matta, R
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00964655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2003 12:00AM