A new heuristic for one warehouse and N retailers problem

ŞENYİĞİT E. , Akkan H.

World Conference on Business, Economics and Management (BEM), Antalya, Türkiye, 4 - 06 Mayıs 2012, cilt.62, ss.656-660 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 62
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.109
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Antalya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.656-660


We considered an inventory/distribution system containing one warehouse and N retailers. There are a lot of heuristics in the literature for this problem. We proposed a new heuristic to this problem by this paper. The objective of this paper is to minimize supply chain costs of the whole system by a new heuristic. The main idea of heuristic is to compare replenishment cost with inventory holding cost. In order to analyze the effectiveness of the new heuristic, we compared it with Abdul-Jalbar's heuristic. We generated 100 different test problems. The computational results showed that new heuristic outperforms Abdul-Jalbar's heuristic (1.923%). (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Arasli