A Supply Chain Product Delivery and Distribution Planning Model

Author: Kanchan Das, R.S. Lashkari. Abstract: We propose a mixed integer program (MIP) based product distribution planning model for optimizing the transportation and distribution cost of a supply chain. The model takes into account production/procurement centers (PCs) and plans product delivery to customers either directly from the PCs, or through distribution centers (DCs) considering the available distribution modes.