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Design of Freight Traffic Networks

  • Bernhard Fleischmann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 460)

Summary

Most of the industrial freight traffic for the supply of materials and the distribution of products is performed in networks which serve to bundle the shipments and to reduce transport costs. Often these networks are operated by external carriers. We consider various types of such networks and the related design problems, both from the view of a manufacturer and of a carrier. A focus of the paper is on the modelling aspects within a common framework model, in particular on the definition of transport cost functions. Moreover, the recent literature on relevant network design methods is reviewed and two application cases are presented.

Keywords

Distribution Network Direct Delivery Order Picking Customer Location Logistics Service Provider 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernhard Fleischmann
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Produktion und LogistikUniversität AugsburgAugsburgGermany

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