Cross-Facility Production and Transportation Planning Problem with Perishable Inventory
This study addresses a production and distribution planning problem in a dynamic, two-stage supply chain. This supply chain consists of a number of facilities and retailers. The model considers that the final product is perishable and therefore has a limited shelf life. We formulate this problem as a network flow problem with a fixed charge cost function which is NP-hard. A primal-dual heuristic is developed that provides lower and upper bounds. The models proposed can be used for operational decisions.
KeywordsMixed Integer Linear Programming Facility Location Problem Initial Inventory Perishable Product Uncapacitated Facility Location Problem
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- 9.Ekşioğlu, S.D., Romeijn, H.E., Pardalos, P.M.: Cross-facility management of production and transportation planning problem. Comp. Oper. Res. (in press)Google Scholar