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Article: Design and performance evaluation of a distribution network: A simulation approach

TitleDesign and performance evaluation of a distribution network: A simulation approach
Authors
KeywordsCollection centre
Depot
Distribution channel
Distribution network
Freight consolidation
Routing plan
Issue Date2006
PublisherSpringer U K. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/engineering/production+eng/journal/170
Citation
International Journal Of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2006, v. 29 n. 7-8, p. 814-825 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper introduces a scientific scheme for managing distribution networks to facilitate delivery of items from one place to another. It involves design of a distribution network, management of a fleet of trucks, and discussion of the roles of a distribution network. Initially, a distribution network was designed with an objective of minimizing total travelling time with the constraints of maximum truck capacity and maximum duration of travel for a single truck driver at one time. Simulation tests were then performed using SIMPROCESS to study the flow within the designed distribution network. Finally, the simulation results were used to assess the efficiency of the network, to determine the critical success factor of controlling the inventory level of packages in the distribution system, and to analyze the benefits of freight consolidation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/74210
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.568
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.915
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2006, v. 29 n. 7-8, p. 814-825en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces a scientific scheme for managing distribution networks to facilitate delivery of items from one place to another. It involves design of a distribution network, management of a fleet of trucks, and discussion of the roles of a distribution network. Initially, a distribution network was designed with an objective of minimizing total travelling time with the constraints of maximum truck capacity and maximum duration of travel for a single truck driver at one time. Simulation tests were then performed using SIMPROCESS to study the flow within the designed distribution network. Finally, the simulation results were used to assess the efficiency of the network, to determine the critical success factor of controlling the inventory level of packages in the distribution system, and to analyze the benefits of freight consolidation.en_HK
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dc.subjectCollection centreen_HK
dc.subjectDepoten_HK
dc.subjectDistribution channelen_HK
dc.subjectDistribution networken_HK
dc.subjectFreight consolidationen_HK
dc.subjectRouting planen_HK
dc.titleDesign and performance evaluation of a distribution network: A simulation approachen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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