Using discrete event simulation to investigate road delivery policies to UK retailers

Andrew Greasley, Anand Assi

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Abstract

Retail customers provide a number of significant challenges to the efficiency and effectiveness of distribution systems. These challengers include shorter delivery windows, fluctuating volumes and a wider product mix. This paper demonstrates the use of discrete-event simulation to investigate policy issues regarding the incorporation of retail customers in a road delivery network from the spoke terminal of a hub and spoke distribution system. In particular a comparison of a mixed (retail and non-retail) delivery policy with a dedicated retail delivery run is made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the nineteenth IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling
EditorsChrissanthi Angeli
PublisherACTA press
Pages238-244
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-0-88986-893-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event19th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling - Crete, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference19th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling
CountryGreece
CityCrete
Period22/06/1124/06/11

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Distribution System
Discrete event simulation
Discrete Event Simulation
Customers
Demonstrate
Policy

Keywords

  • discrete event
  • distribution management
  • simulation

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Greasley, A., & Assi, A. (2011). Using discrete event simulation to investigate road delivery policies to UK retailers. In C. Angeli (Ed.), Proceedings of the nineteenth IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (pp. 238-244). ACTA press. https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2011.715-084
Greasley, Andrew ; Assi, Anand. / Using discrete event simulation to investigate road delivery policies to UK retailers. Proceedings of the nineteenth IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling. editor / Chrissanthi Angeli. ACTA press, 2011. pp. 238-244
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Proceedings of the nineteenth IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling. ed. / Chrissanthi Angeli. ACTA press, 2011. p. 238-244.

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