The joint replenishment and freight consolidation of a warehouse in a supply chain

I. K. Moon, B. C. Cha, Chul Ung Lee

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We have developed joint replenishment and consolidated freight delivery policies for a third party warehouse that handles multiple items, which have deterministic demand rates in a supply chain. Two policies are proposed and mathematical models are developed to obtain the optimal parameters for the proposed policies. Four efficient algorithms are presented to solve the mathematical models for the two policies. The performances of the two policies with the parameters obtained from the proposed algorithms are then compared with the common cycle approach for 1600 randomly generated problems. The results show the robust performance of the proposed algorithm for both policies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-350
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 1



  • Freight consolidation
  • Heuristic algorithm
  • Joint replenishment problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Economics and Econometrics

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