@inbook{558edeec28e8414f8e0f45912a8a234f,

title = "A Greedy Heuristic for a Three-level Multi-period Single-sourcing Problem",

abstract = "In this paper we consider a model for integrating transportation and inventory decisions in a three-level logistics network consisting of plants, warehouses, and retailers (or customers). Our model includes production and throughout capacity constraints, and minimizes production, holding, and tansportation costs in a dynamic environment. We show that the problem can be reformulated as a certain type of assignment problem with convex objective function. Based on this observation, we propose a greedy heuristic for the problem, and illustrate its behaviour on a class of randomly generated problem instances. These experiments suggest that the heuristic may be asymptotically feasible and optimal with probability one in the number of customers.",

keywords = "Dynamic demand pattern, Dynamic models, Heuristic solution approaches, Inventory costs, Transportation costs",

author = "Romeijn, {H. Edwin} and {Romero Morales}, Dolores",

year = "2002",

language = "English",

isbn = "9783540436904",

series = "Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems",

publisher = "Springer",

pages = "191--214",

editor = "Andreas Klose and Speranza, {M. Gracia} and Wassenhove, {Luke N. Van}",

booktitle = "Quantitative Approaches to Distribution Logistics and Supply Chain Management",

address = "Germany",

}