A Quantitative Model for the Analysis of Distribution Network Scenario‘s
Multi-echelon distribution networks exist to support customer service and to provide transportation economics. For an overview of the managerial problems and possible solutions see for example Tersine  and Vollmann, Berry and Whybark . For an introduction to the mathematical analysis of multi-echelon network models and solution techniques we refer to Schwarz  and Axsäter, Schneeweiss and Silver  and Silver and Peterson . In this paper we discuss managerial and inventory control problems starting from the description of a real-life problem.
KeywordsEurope Transportation Production Line
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