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Cyclic Delivery Schedules for an Inventory Routing Problem

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dc.contributor.author Ekici, Ali
dc.contributor.author Ozener, Okan Orsan
dc.contributor.author Kuyzu, Gültekin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T14:44:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T14:44:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11
dc.identifier.citation Ekici, A., Özener, O. Ö., & Kuyzu, G. (2014). Cyclic delivery schedules for an inventory routing problem. Transportation Science, 49(4), 817-829. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0041-1655
dc.identifier.uri https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/10.1287/trsc.2014.0538
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/1599
dc.description.abstract We consider an inventory routing problem where a common vendor is responsible for replenishing the inventories of several customers over a perpetual time horizon. The objective of the vendor is to minimize the total cost of transportation of a single product from a single depot to a set of customers with deterministic and stationary consumption rates over a planning horizon while avoiding stock-outs at the customer locations. We focus on constructing a repeatable (cyclic) delivery schedule for the product delivery. We propose a novel algorithm, called the Iterative Clustering-Based Constructive Heuristic Algorithm, to solve the problem in two stages: (i) clustering, and (ii) delivery schedule generation. To test the performance of the proposed algorithm in terms of solution quality and computational efficiency, we perform a computational study on both randomly generated instances and real-life instances provided by an industrial gases manufacturer. We also compare the performance of the proposed algorithm against an algorithm developed for general routing problems. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Informs en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.subject inventory routing problem en_US
dc.subject iterative clustering en_US
dc.subject cyclic delivery schedules en_US
dc.subject heuristic algorithm en_US
dc.title Cyclic Delivery Schedules for an Inventory Routing Problem en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.relation.journal Transportation Science en_US
dc.contributor.department TOBB ETU, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.department TOBB ETÜ, Mühendislik Fakültesi, Endüstri Mühendisliği Bölümü tr_TR
dc.identifier.volume 49
dc.identifier.issue 4
dc.identifier.startpage 817
dc.identifier.endpage 829
dc.contributor.orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1997-306X
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000365048900008
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84946012734
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthor Kuyzu, Gültekin
dc.contributor.YOKid 19092
dc.identifier.doi 10.1287/trsc.2014.0538
dc.contributor.ScopusAuthorID 14834070300
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı tr_TR


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