Shipment consolidation by terminals and vehicles

This project designs and implements a new module in a logistics analysis tool called”Logistika” that was developed by some graduate students in ASU. Initially, Logistikaonly had available a “Plant location module”, but this work makes an extension toinclude a new module that is called “Shipments Con...

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Autores Principales: González Ramírez, Rosa G., Askin, Ronald G., Smith, Neale R., Villalobos, René
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: 2015
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/matematica/article/view/1426
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/12954
Sumario: This project designs and implements a new module in a logistics analysis tool called”Logistika” that was developed by some graduate students in ASU. Initially, Logistikaonly had available a “Plant location module”, but this work makes an extension toinclude a new module that is called “Shipments Consolidation module”. The objectiveof the module is to determine the best distribution strategy for products manufacturedin Mexico to customers located in US. The tool explores two consolidation strategies:by vehicles and terminals, so as to minimize the transportation and in transit inventorycosts incurred. It also considers that it is desired to locate a consolidation center inMexico for which the best location must be found.Keywords: Consolidation, Location, Cost minimization, routing.