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Hierarchical multimodal hub location problem with time-definite deliveries

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  • Alumur, Sibel A.
  • Yaman, Hande
  • Kara, Bahar Y.

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Hierarchical multimodal hub location problem is a cost-minimizing hub covering problem where two types of hubs and hub links, accounting for ground and air transportation, are to be established, while ensuring time-definite deliveries. We propose a mixed-integer programming formulation and perform a comprehensive sensitivity analysis on the Turkish network. We show that the locations of airport hubs are less sensitive to the cost parameters compared to the locations of ground hubs and it is possible to improve the service quality at not much additional cost in the resulting multimodal networks. Our methodology provides the means for a detailed trade-off analysis.

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  • Alumur, Sibel A. & Yaman, Hande & Kara, Bahar Y., 2012. "Hierarchical multimodal hub location problem with time-definite deliveries," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 48(6), pages 1107-1120.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:48:y:2012:i:6:p:1107-1120
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2012.04.001
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