Simulation based approach to study the interaction of scheduling and routing on a logistic network

Alex J. Ruiz-Torres, John E. Tyworth

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This research investigates the interaction of production scheduling and routing/transportation on a logistic network. Basic scheduling rules and existing routing/transportation alternatives were studied using a simulation model, with cost and customer service levels as measures of performance. The simulation model, including network configuration, orders, service times, etc., was based on a `real world' electronic manufacturer, where the production process requires components to flow through three facilities. The two existing routing/transportation alternatives are ocean and air freight. The analysis of the results indicated that certain combinations of scheduling and routing rules result in low manufacturing-logistic costs while maintain high levels of customer service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1189-1194
Number of pages6
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Winter Simulation Conference - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Dec 7 1997Dec 10 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Applied Mathematics


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