Transportation management is a crucial issue in today’s business environment. Firms pay attention to their core business and focus their competences and resources to improve and strengthen their competitive advantages. Consequently, firms find themselves integrated in a network of agents, since they purchase products and services to complete their processes. Logistics activities and services are committed to specialized companies. This changes the standard formulations of delivery and routing problems. This paper focuses the attention in a new formulation of the transportation problem accounting the supplier relationships of freight and groupage and the transportation problem. Transportation Management includes load planning and delivery route planning, respectively referred as Container Loading Problem and Vehicle Routing Problem. The two problems are very investigated but deal with optimization separately. This paper focuses the attention on an integrated approach considering also the outsourcing of logistic.
|Titolo:||Heuristics for container loading of furniture|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2009.01.048|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|