Transportation and Inventory Planning in Serial Supply Chain with Heterogeneous Capacitated Vehicles

We study serial supply chain problems where a product is transported from a supplier to a warehouse (inbound transportation), and then from the warehouse (outbound transportation) to a retailer such that demand for a given planning horizon is satisfied. We consider heterogeneous vehicles of varying capacities for the transportation in each time period, and the … Read more

Discrete Multi-Module Capacitated Lot-Sizing Problems with Multiple Items

We study single-item discrete multi-module capacitated lot-sizing problems where the amount produced in each time period is equal to the summation of binary multiples of the capacities of n available different modules (or machines). For fixed n≥2, we develop fixed-parameter tractable (polynomial) exact algorithms that generalize the algorithms of van Vyve (2007) for n=1. We … Read more

Multi-Module Capacitated Lot-Sizing Problem, and its Generalizations with Two-Echelons and Piecewise Concave Production Costs

We study new generalizations of the classical capacitated lot-sizing problem with concave production (or transportation), holding, and subcontracting cost functions in which the total production (or transportation) capacity in each time period is the summation of capacities of a subset of n available modules (machines or vehicles) of different capacities. We refer to this problem … Read more