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dc.contributor.advisorNoble, James S.eng
dc.contributor.authorPak, Yoon-Cheeeng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 6, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. James S. Noble.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] One of the distribution network problems faced by industrial organizations today is coordinating the movement of goods on a global scale. The flow of goods from one geographically dispersed location to another requires a great deal of management. An integrated decision making approach that considers the overall criteria is essential to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) due to its financial and headcount limitation. As transportation and inventory are the two major cost components in supply chain, better balancing between these two elements in the enterprise will enable higher customer satisfaction, with greater efficiency in terms of time and resources. An integrated mixed integer linear programming model is developed in order to plan the inventory quantity required when utilizing various transportation modes for international and domestic distribution, from plants to distribution centers and then to customers. The model considers transportation costs, inventory stocks and customer satisfaction so that the overall performance of the supply chain is assessed strategically. The model is solved using the GUROBI-AMPL solver and enables decision makers to conduct a first cut evaluation so that the enterprise has a competitive advantage. A case study is carried out for a high-tech SME company for validation and sensitivity analysis of the model.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 82-87).eng
dc.format.extentix, 111 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb81029196eng
dc.identifier.oclc694520823eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/9518eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/9518
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subject.lcshPhysical distribution of goodseng
dc.subject.lcshGlobalization -- Economic aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshIndustrial organization (Economic theory)eng
dc.subject.lcshBusiness logisticseng
dc.subject.lcshInteger programmingeng
dc.titleTradeoff analysis for an integrated transportation and inventory distribution network using mixed integer linear programmingeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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