A hierarchical solution approach for a multicommodity distribution problem under a special cost structure

Abstract

Motivated by the spare parts distribution system of a major automotive manufacturer in Turkey, we consider a multicommodity distribution problem from a central depot to a number of geographically dispersed demand points. The distribution of the items is carried out by a set of identical vehicles. The demand of each demand point can be satisfied by several… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cor.2012.01.007

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