Stochastic Inventory Routing with Time-based Shipment Consolidation

Inspired by the retail industry, we introduce a fundamentally new approach towards stochastic inventory routing by replenishing retailers from a central warehouse using a time-based shipment consolidation policy. Such a time-based dispatching policy, where retailers facing stochastic demand are repetitively replenished at fixed times, is essential in practice. It allows for easy incorporation with dependent … Read more