A review and critique on integrated production-distribution planning models and techniques
- Soc Manufacturing Engineers
- Publication Type:
- Journal Article
- Journal Of Manufacturing Systems, 2013, 32 (1), pp. 1 - 19
- Issue Date:
Optimisation modelling of integrated production-distribution (P-D) plans has raised significant interest among both researchers and practitioners over the past two decades. This paper provides the readers with a comprehensive review and critique on the current P-D planning and optimisation literature. We classify the published P-D planning models into seven categories based on their degree of complexity and hence capability in addressing real-life scenarios. Summary tables highlight the main characteristics of the selected models at each category. Next, the paper reclassifies and evaluates the proposed models based on the solution techniques used. Lastly, the unaddressed areas in the current literature are highlighted, important managerial implications are proposed and directions for future research in the area are suggested.
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