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Transshipment Model In The Function Of Cost Minimization In A Logistics System


  • Martina Bris

    () (Faculty of Economisc in Osijek)


Transportation is the most important subsystem of logistics in terms of value. Transportation costs account for the largest portion of costs in a logistics system. The paper will examine the usage of a transshipment model with the purpose of minimizing the costs in a logistics system. Transshipment model is a multi-phase transport problem in which the flow of material – raw materials and services is interrupted in at least one point between the origin and the destination. The whole stock passes through intermediate points of reloading before the goods reach their final destination. By using methods of mathematical and computer modelling it was attempted to find out how many intermediate points should be introduced into the system, and whether their capacity should be limited. The purpose is to optimize the plan which should ensure that total transportation and warehousing costs are brought to a minimum, thus minimizing overall costs in the logistics system.

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  • Martina Bris, 2010. "Transshipment Model In The Function Of Cost Minimization In A Logistics System," Interdisciplinary Management Research, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics, Croatia, vol. 6, pages 48-59.
  • Handle: RePEc:osi:journl:v:6:y:2010:p:48-59

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    1. Dietrich Vollrath, 2007. "Land Distribution and International Agricultural Productivity," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 89(1), pages 202-216.
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    Transportation Model; Transshipment Model; optimization; logistics; costs;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise


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