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A multi-objective model for a multi-period distribution management problem

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dc.contributor.author Ribeiro, Rita
dc.contributor.author Ramalhinho-Lourenço, Helena
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T12:07:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T12:07:56Z
dc.date.issued 2001-02-01
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=532
dc.identifier.citation Proceeding of the First International Conference on Integrated Logistics, Singapore, (2001), pp. 463-471
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/1214
dc.description.abstract The problems arising in commercial distribution are complex and involve several players and decision levels. One important decision is related with the design of the routes to distribute the products, in an efficient and inexpensive way. This article deals with a complex vehicle routing problem that can be seen as a new extension of the basic vehicle routing problem. The proposed model is a multi-objective combinatorial optimization problem that considers three objectives and multiple periods, which models in a closer way the real distribution problems. The first objective is cost minimization, the second is balancing work levels and the third is a marketing objective. An application of the model on a small example, with 5 clients and 3 days, is presented. The results of the model show the complexity of solving multi-objective combinatorial optimization problems and the contradiction between the several distribution management objective.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 532
dc.rights L'accés als continguts d'aquest document queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title A multi-objective model for a multi-period distribution management problem
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2017-07-23T02:05:59Z
dc.subject.keyword distribution problem
dc.subject.keyword multi-objective models
dc.subject.keyword Operations Management
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