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Title: Integrating production scheduling and vehicle routing decisions at the operational decision level: A review and discussion
Authors: Moons, Stef
Ramaekers, Katrien
Caris, An
Arda, Yasemin
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: Production scheduling and vehicle routing are two well-studied problems in literature. Although these supply chain functions are interrelated, they are often solved sequentially. This uncoordinated approach can lead to suboptimal solutions. In the current competitive business environment, companies are searching for methods to save costs and improve their service level. Integrating production and distribution scheduling operations can be an approach to improve the overall performance. This paper focuses on integrated production-distribution operational level scheduling problems, which explicitly take into account vehicle routing decisions of the delivery process. Existing literature on integrated production scheduling and vehicle routing problems is reviewed and classified. Both the problem characteristics of mathematical models and the accompanying solution approaches are discussed to identify directions for further research.
Notes: [Moons, Stef; Ramaekers, Katrien; Caris, An] Hasselt Univ, Res Grp Logist, Campus Diepenbeek,Agoralaan Bldg D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Arda, Yasemin] Univ Liege, HEC Management Sch, QuantOM, Rue Louvrex 14, B-4000 Liege, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23006
DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2016.12.010
ISI #: 000393265200019
ISSN: 0360-8352
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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