Reference : The value of integrating order picking and vehicle routing decisions in a B2C e-comme...
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Production, distribution & supply chain management
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/231686
The value of integrating order picking and vehicle routing decisions in a B2C e-commerce environment
English
Moons, Stef [Universiteit Hasselt - UH > Research Group Logistics > > >]
Braekers, Kris [Universiteit Hasselt - UH > Research Group Logistics > > >]
Ramaekers, Katrien [Universiteit Hasselt - UH > Research Group Logistics > > >]
Caris, An [Universiteit Hasselt - UH > Research Group Logistics > > >]
Arda, Yasemin mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > UER Opérations : Supply Chain Management >]
2019
International Journal of Production Research
Taylor & Francis
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0020-7543
1366-588X
United Kingdom
[en] Integration ; Order picking ; Vehicle routing problem ; Meta-heuristic algorithm ; E-commerce logistics
[en] In B2C e-commerce sales, customers expect a fast and low-cost delivery. To be able to fulfill these customer expectations, both warehouse and distribution operations have to be performed in an efficient and effective way. Ideally, these two supply chain functions should be considered simultaneously in an integrated problem since they are interrelated. In this paper, a record-to-record travel algorithm is proposed to solve the integrated order picking-vehicle routing problem (I-OP-VRP). Experiments with both small-size and large-size instances are conducted. Furthermore, the integrated approach is compared with an approach in which both problems are solved sequentially. Results show that integration leads to increased service levels, i.e., it allows to shorten the time between placing an order and receiving the goods. On top, the integrated approach leads to costs savings of on average 1.8%. Thus, integration is indispensable for a fast and cost-efficient delivery of goods.
Research Group Logistics, UHasselt - Hasselt University ; QuantOM, HEC Liège - Management School of the University of Liège
Interuniversity Attraction Poles Programme
COMEX (Combinatorial Optimization: Metaheuristics & Exact Methods)
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/231686
10.1080/00207543.2019.1566668
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00207543.2019.1566668

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