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A Graph Model for the Integrated Scheduling of Intermodal Transport Operations in Global Supply Chains

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Integrated scheduling of intermodal transport operations within global supply chains combines flexible land transport schemes with overseas transport running a given timetable. This paper proposes a heuristic scheduling method based on the construction of a cost-weighted graph for each shipment, containing only feasible paths regarding time and capacity. In this way, the scheduling task is formulated as a shortest path problem which can be solved in polynomial time by the well-known Dijkstra’s algorithm. The approach is also suitable for larger problem instances, which is demonstrated by means of an example scenario.

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  • Supply Chain
  • Schedule Task
  • Test Scenario
  • Short Path Problem
  • Monetary Unit

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This research was supported by CAPES, CNPq, FINEP and DFG as part of the Brazilian-German Collaborative Research Initiative on Manufacturing Technology (BRAGECRIM).

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Mates, W.C., Frazzon, E.M., Hartmann, J., Mayerle, S.F. (2013). A Graph Model for the Integrated Scheduling of Intermodal Transport Operations in Global Supply Chains. In: Kreowski, HJ., Scholz-Reiter, B., Thoben, KD. (eds) Dynamics in Logistics. Lecture Notes in Logistics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35966-8_25

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