Integrated Supply Chain Network Design for Packaged Gases

Tejinder Pal Singh, Nicoleta Neagu, Michele Quattrone, Philippe Briet

Abstract

Network design of the supply chain is an important and strategic aspect of logistics management. In this paper, we address the network design problem specific to packaged gases (e.g., cylinder) supply chain. We propose an integrated framework that allows for the determination of the optimal facility locations, the filling plant production capacities, the inventory at plants and hubs, and the number of packages to be routed in primary and secondary transportation. We formulate the problem as a mixed integer program and then develop a decomposition approach to solve it. We illustrate the proposed framework with numerical examples from real-life packaged gases supply chain. The results show that the decomposition approach is effective in solving a broad range of problem sizes. We also benchmark the results from the decomposition approach by solving the complete packaged gases network design model for smaller test cases.

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Singh T., Neagu N., Quattrone M. and Briet P. (2014). Integrated Supply Chain Network Design for Packaged Gases . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES, ISBN 978-989-758-017-8, pages 371-381. DOI: 10.5220/0004830703710381


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icores14,
author={Tejinder Pal Singh and Nicoleta Neagu and Michele Quattrone and Philippe Briet},
title={Integrated Supply Chain Network Design for Packaged Gases},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,},
year={2014},
pages={371-381},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004830703710381},
isbn={978-989-758-017-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,
TI - Integrated Supply Chain Network Design for Packaged Gases
SN - 978-989-758-017-8
AU - Singh T.
AU - Neagu N.
AU - Quattrone M.
AU - Briet P.
PY - 2014
SP - 371
EP - 381
DO - 10.5220/0004830703710381