An Allocation and Distribution Model for Perishable Products

Journal Article

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 occurring case in which deliveries are combined in multistop routes traveled by a fleet of vehicles. Computational experience is reported.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Federgruen, A; Prastacos, G; Zipkin, PH

Published Date

  • February 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 75 - 82

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-5463

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-364X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1287/opre.34.1.75


  • en