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Asia-Pacific Conference on Services Computing. 2006 IEEE (2006)
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Dec. 12, 2006 to Dec. 15, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2751-5
pp: 593-596
Xiang Liu , Huazhong Normal University, China
Yanhui Li , Huazhong Normal University, China
Besides minimizing the delivery cost, the design of distribution system should also satisfied the time limit of the supply for resellers in e-business environment, in which traditional region-based distribution model can no longer meet the requirements of logistics distribution. Rather, a new distribution strategy of regions-integrated with replenishments along the distribution routine can solve the above-mentioned contradiction effectively. This paper firstly stated the assumptions of the strategy, and then built the model for regions-integrated distribution system. According to the model's specific configuration, a heuristic algorithm was developed for gradual optimization, by which a time-constrained distribution routing can be established via methods of inserting routing parts in descending order of their saving values. A numerical example was given to demonstrate the arithmetic operation at the end of this paper
electronic commerce, heuristic programming, logistics data processing, optimisation

X. Liu and Y. Li, "Model and Algorithm for a Time-Constrained Regions-Integrated Distribution Problem," 2006 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Services Computing(APSCC), Guangzhou, Guangdong, 2007, pp. 593-596.
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