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Performance evaluation of logistics systems under cost and reliability considerations


  • Jane, Chin-Chia


In this article, both distribution cost and delivery reliability are integrated into performance index R$b,d of logistics systems. The total distribution cost is not to exceed budget $b, the delivery reliability is the probability that the source distributes a demand d successfully to the destination. A major contribution is that we present a hybrid approach for straightforward computation of the R$b,d. As of now, it is the only algorithm that can compute R$b,d directly and practically. A real logistics system illustrates the proposed algorithm. In addition, computational results indicate that our algorithm outperforms existing algorithms.

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  • Jane, Chin-Chia, 2011. "Performance evaluation of logistics systems under cost and reliability considerations," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 130-137, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:47:y:2011:i:2:p:130-137

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    4. Niu, Yi-Feng & Lam, William H.K. & Gao, Ziyou, 2014. "An efficient algorithm for evaluating logistics network reliability subject to distribution cost," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 175-189.


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