Largescale models for dynamic multicommodity capacitated facility location

  • In this paper we focus on the strategic design of supply chain networks. We propose a mathematical modeling framework that captures many practical aspects of network design problems simultaneously but which have not received adequate attention in the literature. The aspects considered include: dynamic planning horizon, generic supply chain network structure, external supply of materials, inventory opportunities for goods, distribution of commodities, facility configuration, availability of capital for investments, and storage limitations. Moreover, network configuration decisions concerning the gradual relocation of facilities over the planning horizon are considered. To cope with fluctuating demands, capacity expansion and reduction scenarios are also analyzed as well as modular capacity shifts. The relation of the proposed modeling framework with existing models is discussed. For problems of reasonable size we report on our computational experience with standard mathematical programming software. In particular, useful insights on the impact of various factors on network design decisions are provided.

Export metadata

  • Export Bibtex
  • Export RIS

Additional Services

Share in Twitter Search Google Scholar
Metadaten
Author:M.T. Melo, S. Nickel, F. Saldanha da Gama
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-13299
Serie (Series number):Berichte des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM Report) (58)
Document Type:Report
Language of publication:English
Year of Completion:2003
Year of Publication:2003
Publishing Institute:Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik
Tag:strategic; supply chain management
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fraunhofer (ITWM)
DDC-Cassification:510 Mathematik

$Rev: 12793 $