Planning and Scheduling Decisions in Supply Chains with Multiple Supply Modes: An Integrated Approach
Author(s)Bhatnagar, Rohit; Peeyush, Mehta
We address the problem of jointly determining shipment planning and scheduling decisions with the presence of multiple shipment modes. We consider long lead time, less expensive sea shipment mode, and short lead time but expensive air shipment modes. Existing research on multiple shipment modes largely address the short term scheduling decisions only. Motivated by an industrial problem where planning decisions are independent of the scheduling decisions, we investigate the benefits of integrating the two sets of decisions. We develop sequence of mathematical models to address the planning and scheduling decisions. Preliminary computational results indicate improved performance of the integrated approach over some of the existing policies used in real-life situations.
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST);
sea shipments, air shipments, planning, scheduling