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Modelling supply chain decision problem with fixed charge – a review

Modelling supply chain decision problem with fixed charge – a review In the recent past, distribution activity in a supply chain is considered as a major function. The basic version of a transportation problem is linear, single objective, balanced and planar problem. Generally, the unit transportation cost is used to find optimal distribution schedule and this unit transportation cost is directly proportional to the transported load. In real life situations, there is another cost associated with the distribution which is known as fixed cost. In the presence of fixed cost, the model becomes a fixed charge transportation problem which is an extension of transportation problem. This paper presents the state-of-the-art review of the research on the fixed charge transportation problem. Directions for further research are also highlighted. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling Inderscience Publishers

Modelling supply chain decision problem with fixed charge – a review

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Inderscience Publishers
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Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1758-9401
eISSN
1758-941X
DOI
10.1504/IJBPSCM.2011.042007
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Abstract

In the recent past, distribution activity in a supply chain is considered as a major function. The basic version of a transportation problem is linear, single objective, balanced and planar problem. Generally, the unit transportation cost is used to find optimal distribution schedule and this unit transportation cost is directly proportional to the transported load. In real life situations, there is another cost associated with the distribution which is known as fixed cost. In the presence of fixed cost, the model becomes a fixed charge transportation problem which is an extension of transportation problem. This paper presents the state-of-the-art review of the research on the fixed charge transportation problem. Directions for further research are also highlighted.

Journal

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain ModellingInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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