Global Optimization of Physical Distribution Network
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
This algorithm is concerned with the distribution of goods from central supply points (warehouses or factories) to dispersed depots. This distribution is necessary in order to maintain the levels of stocks at the depots in the face of customers' demand. It deals with bulk distribution to relatively few depots, rather than local trips to many customers.