標題: Optimal delivery cycles for joint distribution of multi-temperature food
作者: Hsu, Chaug-Ing
Chen, Wei-Ting
Wu, Wei-Jen
運輸與物流管理系 註:原交通所+運管所
Department of Transportation and Logistics Management
關鍵字: Multi-temperature joint distribution;Perishable food delivery;Time-dependent consumer demand
公開日期: 1-Nov-2013
摘要: The need for fresh, refrigerated, and frozen food has been continuously growing due to high demand for healthy and convenient diets in urban fast-paced daily living. Correspondingly, the market for low temperature logistics is expanding due to demand for low-temperature food, and the process of delivering food requiring storage and shipping in containers with different temperature ranges has become an important issue for carriers. This study analyzes optimal delivery cycles for jointly delivering multi-temperature food using Traditional Multi-Vehicle Distribution and Multi-Temperature Joint Distribution systems. We formulate mathematical models for the systems considering a variety of time-dependent demands and time-windows for delivering different temperature range foods to various customers. The models provide effective tools that determine delivery cycles and dispatching lists for carriers. The results show both carriers and shippers benefit from jointly delivering different temperature range foods using a single vehicle to ensure the freshness of the food. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2013.04.003
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/22083
ISSN: 0956-7135
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2013.04.003
期刊: FOOD CONTROL
Volume: 34
Issue: 1
起始頁: 106
結束頁: 114
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