Logistics scheduling with batching and transportation
Chen, Bo, Dr. and Lee, Chung-Yee. (2008) Logistics scheduling with batching and transportation. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.189 (No.3). pp. 871-876. ISSN 0377-2217Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2006.11.047
This paper studies a general two-stage scheduling problem, in which jobs of different importance are processed by one first-stage processor and then, in the second stage, the completed jobs need to be batch delivered to various pre-specified destinations in one of a number of available transportation modes. Our objective is to minimize the sum of weighted job delivery time and total transportation cost. Since this problem involves not only the traditional performance measurement, such as weighted completion time, but also transportation arrangement and cost, key factors in logistics management, we thus call this problem logistics scheduling with hatching and transportation (LSBT) problem.
We draw an overall picture of the problem complexity for various cases of problem parameters accompanied by polynomial algorithms for solvable cases. On the other hand, we provide for the most general case an approximation algorithm of performance guarantee. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Industrial management, Business logistics, Shipment of goods -- Mathematical models, Delivery of goods, Economic lot size|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Operational Research|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science BV|
|Official Date:||16 September 2008|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 871-876|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Research Grants Council (Hong Kong, China) (RGC)|
|Grant number:||HKUST 6010/02E (RGC)|
|Version or Related Resource:||Paper presented at: 3rd Biannual Conference on Operational Research Peripatetic, Valencia, Spain, Sept. 06-10, 2005|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
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