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More-for-less algorithm for fixed-charge transportation problems

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  • Adlakha, Veena
  • Kowalski, Krzysztof
  • Vemuganti, R.R.
  • Lev, Benjamin
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The more-for-less (MFL) phenomenon in distribution problems occurs when it is possible to ship more total goods for less (or equal) total cost, while shipping the same quantity or more from each origin and to each destination. This paradox occurs often in fixed-charge transportation problems (FCTPs), and further analysis could bring significant reduction in costs. The MFL phenomenon for FCTPs has received minimal attention in the literature despite the fact that existing analytical algorithms, such as branch and bound, are limited to small problems due to excessive computational effort. In this paper, we develop a simple heuristic algorithm to identify the demand destinations and the supply points to ship MFL in FCTPs. The proposed method builds upon any existing basic feasible solution. It is easy to implement and can serve as an effective tool for managers for solving the more-for-less paradox for large distribution problems.

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Volume (Year): 35 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 116-127

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:35:y:2007:i:1:p:116-127

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Keywords: Heuristics Transportation problem Fixed-charge More-for-less paradox;

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  1. Adlakha, Veena & Kowalski, Krzysztof, 1999. "On the fixed-charge transportation problem," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 381-388, June.
  2. Adlakha, Veena & Kowalski, Krzysztof, 2000. "A note on the procedure MFL for a more-for-less solution in transportation problems," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 481-483, August.
  3. Charnes, A. & Duffuaa, S. & Ryan, M., 1987. "The more-for-less paradox in linear programming," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 194-197, August.
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  1. Arsham, Hossein & Adlakha, Veena & Lev, Benjamin, 2009. "A simplified algebraic method for system of linear inequalities with LP applications," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 876-882, August.
  2. Dalalah, Doraid & Lev, Benjamin, 2009. "Duality of the improved algebraic method (DIAM)," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 37(5), pages 1027-1035, October.
  3. Kowalski, Krzysztof & Lev, Benjamin, 2008. "On step fixed-charge transportation problem," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 36(5), pages 913-917, October.
  4. Adlakha, Veena & Kowalski, Krzysztof & Wang, Simi & Lev, Benjamin & Shen, Wenjing, 2014. "On approximation of the fixed charge transportation problem," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 64-70.
  5. Adlakha, Veena & Kowalski, Krzysztof & Lev, Benjamin, 2010. "A branching method for the fixed charge transportation problem," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 393-397, October.
  6. Balakrishnan, Jaydeep & Hung Cheng, Chun, 2009. "The dynamic plant layout problem: Incorporating rolling horizons and forecast uncertainty," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 165-177, February.
  7. Jawahar, N. & Balaji, A.N., 2009. "A genetic algorithm for the two-stage supply chain distribution problem associated with a fixed charge," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 194(2), pages 496-537, April.

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