Issue: 2021/Vol.31/No.2, Pages 93-108
DYNAMIC SETTING OF SHIPPING POINTS IN LOGISTICS SYSTEMS WITH MULTIPLE HETEROGENEOUS WAREHOUSES
Cite as: D. Herzog. Dynamic setting of shipping points in logistics systems with multiple heterogeneous warehouses. Operations Research and Decisions 2021: 31(2), 93-108. DOI 10.37190/ord210202
This study aims to model a planning process of handling outbound deliveries from a set of geographically dispersed warehouses. The model incorporates parameters observed in real-life supply chains and allows simulation of various variants of process supporting decision making of current shipment management, as well as strategic planning of distribution network. A heuristic algorithm that can be used for planning source warehouses for shipments is proposed. The model is built and tested on real business data and its performance proves to be better than the one currently used by a reference company.
Keywords: supply chain planning, distributed warehousing, internal logistics, warehousing policies
Received: 29 November 2020 Accepted: 26 May 2021