publication . Article . 2012

Integrating transportation and production: an international study case

Luca Bertazzi; O. Zappa;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Journal of the Operational Research Society, volume 63, pages 920-930 (issn: 0160-5682, eissn: 1476-9360, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
The problem we study is inspired by the real case of Mesdan S.p.A., an Italian company worldwide leader in the textile machinery sector, which has two production units with two warehouses, one located in Italy (Brescia) and the other in China (Foshan). The critical point in this logistic system is the integration between production and transportation management, given the long distance between Brescia and Foshan. Shipments are performed by the means of different types of vehicles with different unit costs and significantly different lead times. Variable production costs, variable and fixed transportation costs and, possibly, inventory costs are charged in the ob...
free text keywords: Marketing, Management Science and Operations Research, Strategy and Management, Management Information Systems, Total cost, Information and Communications Technology, Integer programming, Operations research, Project management, business.industry, business, Information technology, Economics, Information system, Scheduling (computing), Purchasing
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