Vehicle Routing Approach for Lean Shop-Floor Logistics

Gyulai, Dávid and Monostori, László (2013) Vehicle Routing Approach for Lean Shop-Floor Logistics. HUNGARIAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRY AND CHEMISTRY, 41 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0133-0276


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In order to satisfy the material supply needs of large scale shop-floors and production systems, various logistics solutions are applied. In lean manufacturing enterprises, the material supply is pulled by the demands of manufacturing/assembly processes; therefore, a milkrun service is often applied to support the production without glitches. The milkrun logistics planning is a special case for vehicle routing problem (VRP), and requires effective approach to solution in order to satisfy various constraints, and minimize the cost of service. This study gives an overview about lean logistics as well as the most efficient VRP solver algorithms. Furthermore, a novel initial solution with generation heuristics is proposed, which is specially focused on flexible milkrun planning. In order to demonstrate the capabilities of the solution, a software environment is developed as a demonstration that focuses on the main industrial requirements of logistics planning like effective layout definition, quick response of the delivery service and effective order handling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: factory logistics; LOCAL SEARCH; Milkrun; Vehicle routing problem
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > T2 Technology (General) / műszaki tudományok általában
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2015 08:01
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2015 08:01

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