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Quantitative Approaches in Management

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25.03.2019 | Regular Article

Model formulations for the capacitated lot-sizing problem with service-level constraints

We present deterministic model formulations for the capacitated lot-sizing problem, including service-level constraints that address both the periodic and cyclic $$\alpha $$ α service levels, as well as the $$\beta $$ β , $$\gamma $$ γ , and …

22.03.2019 | Regular Article

The cafeteria problem: order sequencing and picker routing in on-the-line picking systems

This paper is dedicated to the cafeteria problem: given a single waiter operating multiple counters for different dishes arranged along a line and a set of customers with given subsets of dishes they desire, find a sequence of customers, which may …

25.02.2019 | Regular Article

Controlling distribution conveyors and multiline palletizers: theoretical foundations and online algorithms

We consider the Distribution problem for multiline palletizing systems, which arises in centralized distribution centres, where boxes have to be stacked up from conveyor belts onto pallets with respect to customer orders. The problem asks how to …

09.02.2019 | Regular Article

The train-to-yard assignment problem

The train-to-yard assignment problem (TYAP) pertains to freight consolidation in a large rail transshipment yard—also called a multiple yard—that consists of two sub-yards. Inbound and outbound trains need to be assigned to one or the other …

08.02.2019 | Regular Article

An optimisation model for scheduling the decommissioning of an offshore wind farm

An optimisation model is proposed for scheduling the decommissioning of an offshore wind farm in order to minimise the total cost which is comprised of jack-up vessel, barge (transfer) vessel, inventory, processing and on-land transportation …

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