• Engineering
  • Published 2007

Integrating Pricing and Hub Sorting in Air Express Shipment Service Network Design

@inproceedings{Ngamchai2007IntegratingPA,
  title={Integrating Pricing and Hub Sorting in Air Express Shipment Service Network Design},
  author={Somnuk Ngamchai and Paul M. Schonfeld},
  year={2007}
}
This paper presents a new tactical planning model for next day air package delivery distribution that considers the hub sorting operation. The proposed system, where some packages are sorted twice at two distinct hubs before arriving at their destinations, is investigated for its potential savings in overall system cost, including aircraft operating cost and hub sorting cost. A column generation approach is implemented to determine the LP relaxation which is then embedded in a branch and bound… CONTINUE READING