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Title

Warehouse location for high frequency JIT delivery

Document Type

Conference

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Proceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute

Volume

3

First Page

1426

Last Page

1428

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the effect of high frequency delivery requirement of JIT manufacturing on warehouse locations in a two-level distribution system consisting of a single plant, one or more warehouses, and a number of customer hubs. A nonlinear location-allocation type mixed-integer programming model is developed to determine if and when such relocations are necessary. The model introduces a bivariate delivery cost function which is continuous in distance but discontinuous in delivery quantities. Use of this function permits the choice of a distance metric appropriate for each transport mode. Several examples are solved by using LINGO, and observations are made on the generality of solutions.

Original Publication Date

12-1-1996

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