The multiple frequency delivery operations in the time-definite delivery industry

C. C. Lin, Y. C. Wu

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The pure hub-and-spoke network is an efficient network structure for time-definite freight delivery common carriers. Centres perform pickup and delivery functions, while hubs consolidate partial loads. This substantially reduces the transportation costs with only a small increase in the handling cost. In Taiwan, as well as in the US, carriers run their delivery operations once a day. As a result, the feeder fleet is under-utilized. This research studied the impact of multiple frequency delivery operations on the feeder fleet size. We formulated line-haul operations planning for multiple frequency delivery operations as an integer programme. We developed an a-optimal implicit enumeration algorithm and used two small networks from the third largest carrier in Taiwan for numerical testing. The results demonstrated a smaller feeder fleet size compared with the single frequency delivery operations.

頁(從 - 到)1215-1224
期刊Journal of the Operational Research Society
出版狀態Published - 2001 11月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 管理資訊系統
  • 策略與管理
  • 管理科學與經營研究
  • 行銷


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