Sustainable open vehicle routing with release-time and time-window: a two-echelon distribution system

Babagolzadeh, M. and Shrestha, A. and Abbasi, B. and Zhang, S. and Atefi, R. and Woodhead, A. (2019) Sustainable open vehicle routing with release-time and time-window: a two-echelon distribution system. In: 9th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control (MIM 2019), 28-30 August 2019, Berlin, Germany.

Abstract

In an increasingly competitive economic environment, outsourcing for logistics has emerged as a cost-efficient strategy during freight transportation. The open vehicle routing problem is a type of classical vehicle routing problem, in which businesses outsource logistics to a third-party company and the vehicles do not return to the depot at the end of their journey. This paper develops a mixed integer linear programming model for two-echelon open vehicle routing problem that integrates city distribution constraints such as time-window and release-time. The release-time refers to the time at which products become ready at satellites for downstream distribution, and it is influenced by limited available resources and work load of each satellite. The proposed model determines the optimal configuration of the routes while minimizing the handling costs, penalty costs, and transportation costs. We use a comprehensive emission model that accounts for load, distance, speed and vehicle characteristics to estimate fuel consumption. Finally, we utilize a numerical example to illustrate the proposed model and explore the effects of release-time on total cost.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2019 IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control).
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 05:46
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 23:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable supply chain, open vehicle routing, city logistics, time-window, release-time
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150799 Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091010 Packaging, Storage and Transportation (excl. Food and Agricultural Products)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.11.219
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37620

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