Pre-auction lane selection in an integrated production–distribution planning problem

Chefi Triki, Sujan Piya*, Liang Liang Fu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Integrating production scheduling with transportation decisions is an important problem that is receiving increasing interest from the logistics industry. As an order is received, the manufacturer starts planning its production while considering the appropriate decisions for delivery. The company can adopt an auction paradigm to involve external occasional drivers, besides using its own fleet for the delivery. Ahead of an auctioning process, the company should decide which deliveries should be served by its fleet and which can be assigned to the occasional drivers. This is known as the shipper lane selection problem (SLSP). This article integrates the SLSP with production scheduling and proposes an integer formulation and heuristic methods to solve the resulting integrated problem (I-SLSPS). Experiments show the validity of the proposed methods and their capability in achieving minimum cost for the integrated problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1855-1870
Number of pages16
JournalEngineering Optimization
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Shipper lane selection problem
  • integrated production–distribution planning
  • occasional drivers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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