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Production-Distribution and Transportation Planning in Flexible Multi-Echelon Supply Chains

December 7, 2012 Posted by admin

Joel K. Jolayemi and Chunxing Fan
Department of Business Administration, College of Business, Tennessee State University,
330 10th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203, U.S.A.

Abstract
We develop a model for production-distribution and transportation planning in flexible multi echelon supply chains. When solved, the model produces the optimal quantity of each product to be produced at each plant in each period, transported from each plant to each distribution centre (DC) in each period, shipped from each DC to each retailer in each period, transported directly from some plants to some retailers in each period, kept in inventory at each plant and at each DC in each period, and subcontracted at each DC in each period. (more…)

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