Title: An approach for the sustainable integration of production and transportation scheduling

Authors: Bernd Scholz-Reiter; Thomas Makuschewitz; Antonio G.N. Novaes; Enzo Morosini Frazzon; Orlando Fontes Lima Jr.

Addresses: BIBA – Bremer Institut fur Produktion und Logistik GmbH at the University of Bremen, Hochschulring 20, 28359, Bremen, Germany. ' BIBA – Bremer Institut fur Produktion und Logistik GmbH at the University of Bremen, Hochschulring 20, 28359, Bremen, Germany. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Campus Universitario – Trindade, Centro Tecnologico, 88040-970, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Campus Universitario – Trindade, Centro Tecnologico, 88040-970, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil. ' Civil Engineering at the State University of Campinas, Rua Albert Einstein, 951, Sala 08, Caixa Postal 6021, Cidade Univ. Zeferino Vaz, 13083-852, Campinas – SP, Brazil

Abstract: Complex relationships and dynamic environments challenge the management of global supply chains. This paper first reviews conceptual frameworks for managing relationships along supply chains and concepts for the coordination of planning and scheduling processes. On the sequence, the integrated production and transportation scheduling problem for an original equipment manufacturer is formulated as a mixed integer program. The program combines an open flow shop problem and vehicle routing problem. The subsequent computational analysis shows that the formulated program supports the sustainable alignment between production and transportation systems and that heuristics are needed for suitably dealing with this kind of complex problem.

Keywords: logistics dynamics; integrated logistics systems; supply chain management; SCM; global supply chains; vehicle routing problem; hybrid flow shop scheduling; integrated scheduling; production scheduling; transport scheduling; PTSP.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2011.042626

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2011 Vol.10 No.2, pp.158 - 179

Available online: 23 Sep 2011 *

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