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Logistics Network Design Evaluation in a Dynamic Environment

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Most of the optimization models proposed in the literature for evaluating the layout of a logistics distribution network consider a static demand pattern, which then leads to a single-period problem. Hence, the adequacy of those models is limited to situations where the demand pattern exhibits no remarkable variations throughout the planning horizon. We propose a dynamic model including many relevant issues which play a role when evaluating a logistics distribution network. In addition to dealing with dynamic demand patterns, our model includes aspects related to the inventory policy (in contrast with the static models). Heuristic solution approaches are presented for particular cases of this model and insight is given for the general model.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Distribution Logistics
EditorsM. Grazia Speranza, Paul Stähly
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media B.V.
Publication date1999
Pages113-135
Chapter2
ISBN (print)9783540666172
ISBN (electronic)9783642585685
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
SeriesLecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
Volume480
ISSN0075-8442

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