Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2017, Page: 12-18
A Two-Echelon Green Supply Chain with Simultaneous Pickup and Delivery
Setareh Abedinzadeh, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran
Ali Ghoroghi, Department of Computer Engineering, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran
Sara Afshar, Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Mahsa Barkhordari, Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Received: Apr. 27, 2017;       Accepted: Jun. 13, 2017;       Published: Jul. 14, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20170302.11      View  1589      Downloads  70
Abstract
Supply chain network determines the structure of a chain and affects its costs and performance. It deals with a variety of decisions such as determining number, size and location of facilities in a supply chain (SC) as well as fulfilling customers demand. In this paper, we considered a variant of the Location-Routing Problem (LRP) with consideration of green aspects, namely the green LRP with simultaneous pickup and delivery (GLRPSPD). This specific problem seeks to minimize total cost by simultaneously locating the distribution centers and designing the vehicle routes that satisfy pickup and delivery demand of each customer at the same time, in a way that ecological aspects are observed. The problem was formulated as a mixed integer programming (MIP) model, which could then be solved using general algebraic modelling system (GAMS) optimization software to determine the best vehicle routs and the optimal number of utilized vehicles.
Keywords
Location-Routing Problem, Green Routing, Simultaneous Pickup, Delivery, GAMS Optimization Software
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Setareh Abedinzadeh, Ali Ghoroghi, Sara Afshar, Mahsa Barkhordari, A Two-Echelon Green Supply Chain with Simultaneous Pickup and Delivery, International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2017, pp. 12-18. doi: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20170302.11
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