A Review of Decision Support Models for Global Distribution Network Design and Future Model development

Juri Reich, Aseem Kinra, Herbert Kotzab

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We look at the global distribution network design problem and the requirements to solve it. This problem typically involves conflicting goals and a magnitude of interdependent input factors, described by qualitative and quantitative information. Our literature review shows that current models do not offer a comprehensive method that is able to solve the problem in one single decision making process considering all relevant goals and factors. Thus, we attempt to create such a model using existing methods as building blocks, namely mixedinteger linear programming and the analytical hierarchy process.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management. P&OM 2016 - Havana International Conference Centre, Havana, Cuba
Duration: 6 Sept 201610 Sept 2016
Conference number: 5


Conference5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management. P&OM 2016
LocationHavana International Conference Centre
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  • Distribution network design
  • Decision support
  • Global supply chain

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