Department of Economics and Business Economics

Just-in-time vehicle scheduling with capacity constraints

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  • Nils Boysen, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
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  • Dirk Briskorn, University of Wuppertal
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  • Simon Emde

This article treats a scheduling problem where timely departures of vehicles executing Just-In-Time (JIT) deliveries between a single supplier and a single receiver along with the assignment of supplies to vehicles are to be determined. This problem, for instance, arises in the automotive industry where parts are to be delivered JIT from a central distribution center to a car manufacturer. We define different subproblems and provide an analysis of computational complexity along with suitable solution procedures. Furthermore, we apply these procedures to an industry case, so that managerial implications are revealed; e.g., with regard to the impact of standardized containers on delivery costs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Pages (from-to)134-145
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • automobile industry, bin packing, Just-in-time logistics, vehicle scheduling

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