Design of Hybrid Multimodal Logistic Hub Network with Postponement Strategy
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This paper suggests a method allowing to design a hybrid logistic hub network in the context of mass customization, postponement being performed in hubs having industrial capabilities in addition to logistic ones. We propose a two-stage mathematical mixed integer linear programming model for: (1) logistic hub network design (2) postponement location in the designed network. The suggested model manages characteristics not yet taken into account simultaneously in the literature: hierarchical logistic structure, postponement strategy, multi-commodity, multi-packaging of goods (raw materials or components vs. final products), multi-period planning. The solutions are compared through service level and logistic costs.
KeywordsHybrid logistic hub Postponement Mass customization Service level Hierarchical logistic structure Multi-period Multi-commodity
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