The drop-lot location problem on a supply chain Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This paper presents a model for strategically locating drop-lots on a supply chain distribution network. The problem is modelled as a set covering location problem with the addition of a set of minimum-distance-away constraints. The effect of these constraints on the solution space is dramatic, reducing the problem size significantly. It is also proposed that the use of drop-lots in a supply chain can have beneficial quality of life effects for the truck drivers in such a system by allowing them more home time. A real-life example problem from the Midwest is used to validate the model and some computational experience is also reported. Copyright © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

author list (cited authors)

  • Martin, C., Huq, F., Hale, T. S., & Willey, Q.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • January 2010