Abstract

This paper presents an allocation model for a perishable product, distributed from a regional center to a given set of locations with random demands. We consider the combined problem of allocating the available inventory at the center while deciding how these deliveries should be performed. Two types of delivery patterns are analyzed: the first pattern assumes that all demand points receive individual deliveries; the second pattern subsumes the frequently occuring case in which deliveries in multistop routes traveled by a fleet of vehicles. Computational experience is reported.

Authors
Awi Federgruen, Gregory Prastacos, and Paul Zipkin
Format
Journal Article
Publication Date
Journal
Operations Research

Full Citation

Federgruen, Awi, Gregory Prastacos, and Paul Zipkin
. “An allocation and distribution model for perishable products.”
Operations Research
vol.
34
, (January 01, 1986):
75
-
82
.