A continuous approximation model for locating warehouses and designing physical and timely distribution strategies for home deliveryRevista : EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics
Volumen : 4
Número : 4
Páginas : 399-419
Tipo de publicación : Revistas Ir a publicación
This article proposes a methodology based on continuous approximation to address the common logistics problems of locating warehouses and designing physical distribution strategies for a delivery firm with short and immediate time windows of different urgency (e.g., 1 or 2 h). An objective function is developed that includes the principal cost factors (warehouse rental, transportation, inventory cost, and wages). The methodology was applied to the real case of a company in Santiago, Chile, generating a demand model and an optimal logistics design that produced satisfactory results in terms of optimal warehouse locations and associated costs.