Decision Support for Shipping Spare Parts in Bundles

Yizi Zhou, Jiyin Liu, Rupal Mandania, Kai Chen, Rongjun Xu

Abstract

A telecommunication equipment company sends spare parts from local hubs to construction sites or other local hubs in mainland China several times a day through parcel delivery services. Depending on the delivery distance, there are various delivery options such as transportation via air, via road, via sea, via rail and via inland waterways. Many choices named service levels are available within each transportation category. There are three parcel delivery pricing policy: price per shipment, weight ranged price, and continuous pricing. Each spare parts delivery usually has a priority level or delivery time requirement. Spare parts to be shipped from the same hub or nearby hubs to the same or nearby destinations are considered being able to ship in bundles. By observing the delivery pricing structure, it is usually beneficial to bundle spare parts together for shipment. The problem is formulated as a mixed integer liner programming model. Numerical experiments are carried out to observe the benefits and also reflect the features of parcel delivery pricing structure.

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in Harvard Style

Zhou Y., Liu J., Mandania R., Chen K. and Xu R. (2020). Decision Support for Shipping Spare Parts in Bundles.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES, ISBN 978-989-758-396-4, pages 321-328. DOI: 10.5220/0008924803210328


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icores20,
author={Yizi Zhou and Jiyin Liu and Rupal Mandania and Kai Chen and Rongjun Xu},
title={Decision Support for Shipping Spare Parts in Bundles},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,},
year={2020},
pages={321-328},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008924803210328},
isbn={978-989-758-396-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,
TI - Decision Support for Shipping Spare Parts in Bundles
SN - 978-989-758-396-4
AU - Zhou Y.
AU - Liu J.
AU - Mandania R.
AU - Chen K.
AU - Xu R.
PY - 2020
SP - 321
EP - 328
DO - 10.5220/0008924803210328