The Resource Shipment consolidation and distribution models in the international supply chain, by Na Deng

Shipment consolidation and distribution models in the international supply chain, by Na Deng

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Shipment consolidation and distribution models in the international supply chain
Title
Shipment consolidation and distribution models in the international supply chain
Statement of responsibility
by Na Deng
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Language
eng
Summary
With the increasing competition in global trade, buying and transporting items effectively in the international network are critical and challenging problems for many companies. The objective of this study is to design a cost-effective consolidation and distribution method to transport shipments in a global network. In the dissertation, we investigate an integrated consolidation problem in the international supply chain, where a US manufacturing company buys multiple items from China. A proactive order consolidation strategy is proposed. Different from current practices, our approach consolidates items in China considering inland transportation in US. This strategy is modeled to minimize the total costs by effectively loading items into an ocean container considering subsequent inland transportation cost and handling cost given container capacity and packing constraints. Two difficult combinatorial optimization problems, such as a mode selection problem and a three-dimensional bin packing problem, are combined into the model. Due to the problem complexity, approximation algorithms are proposed to solve the model. The basic model is extended to consider the inland multi-stop delivery and multi-period planning horizon. Several solution methodologies are developed and evaluated to solve large-scale problems. Based on the numerical results, it is observed that our proposed methods could achieve up to 30% cost savings compared with the current shipping practices. The algorithms we developed could obtain the good implementable solution in a reasonable time for real-world problems
Cataloging source
MUU
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Deng, Na
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2013.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Jang, Wooseung
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  • Shipment of goods
  • Physical distribution of goods
  • International trade
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Shipment consolidation and distribution models in the international supply chain, by Na Deng
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Publication
Note
  • "A Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Wooseung Jang
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-137)
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
890404702
Extent
1 online resource (x, 138 pages)
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online
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890404702
Label
Shipment consolidation and distribution models in the international supply chain, by Na Deng
Publication
Note
  • "A Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Wooseung Jang
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-137)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
890404702
Extent
1 online resource (x, 138 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890404702

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