Title: Integrated scheduling of production and distribution operations: a review

Authors: De-Yun Wang; Olivier Grunder; Abdellah El Moudni

Addresses: Center for Digital Business and Intelligent Management, School of Economics and Management, China University of Geosciences, Lumo Rd., Wuhan (430074), China ' IRTES – SET, UTBM, 90010 Belfort cedex, France ' IRTES – SET, UTBM, 90010 Belfort cedex, France

Abstract: There are many practical production systems with distribution operations where finished jobs are transferred from supplier to the customer by transporters. In these systems, the coordination of production and logistics operations can help to improve overall system performance and reduce the total operation cost. This paper focuses on two categories of integrated scheduling problems. One is Integrated Scheduling of Production-Distribution Problems (ISPDP) and the other is Integrated Scheduling of Production-Inventory-Distribution Problems (ISPIDP). This paper presents a review of the state-of-the-art articles and suggests the corresponding further research directions for the above two categories of integrated scheduling problems.

Keywords: integrated scheduling; literature review; systems engineering; production operations; distribution operations; inventory operations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2015.065949

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015 Vol.19 No.1, pp.94 - 122

Available online: 11 Nov 2014 *

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