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Replenishment routing problems between a single supplier and multiple retailers with direct delivery

  • Li, Jing-An
  • Wu, Yue
  • Lai, Kin Keung
  • Liu, Ke
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    We consider the replenishment routing problems of one supplier who can replenish only one of multiple retailers per period, while different retailers need different periodical replenishment. For simple cases satisfying certain conditions, we obtain the simple routing by which the supplier can replenish each retailer periodically so that shortage will not occur. For complicated cases, using number theory, especially the Chinese remainder theorem, we present an algorithm to calculate a feasible routing so that the supplier can replenish the selected retailers on the selected periods without shortages.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 190 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
    Pages: 412-420

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:190:y:2008:i:2:p:412-420
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