A Quantitative Model for the Analysis of Distribution Network Scenario‘s

  • Jan v. Doremalen
  • Hein Fleuren

Abstract

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 [1] and Vollmann, Berry and Whybark [2]. For an introduction to the mathematical analysis of multi-echelon network models and solution techniques we refer to Schwarz [3] and Axsäter, Schneeweiss and Silver [4] and Silver and Peterson [5]. In this paper we discuss managerial and inventory control problems starting from the description of a real-life problem.

Keywords

Europe Transportation Production Line 

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  • Jan v. Doremalen
  • Hein Fleuren

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