Design of the Periodic Weekly Delivery Schedule: a store-oriented approach, by Joep van Dun (with Jumbo Supermarkten)
June 7, 2013
The master thesis considers the design of an approach to generate the periodic weekly delivery schedule, a schedule that determines: At what time a store manager is required to order at the distribution centre for its various categories of products; At what time (corresponding to a certain moment of ordering) the store will receive the ordered goods at their store. An integrated supply chain planning approach is presented that makes use of a hierarchical planning framework based on Schneeweiss (2003). The model which is formulated by Broekmeulen and Van Donselaar (2012) makes use of a store oriented approach, where each individual store is able to locally choose a schedule based on an anticipated base model that contains expected costs for transportation and for the distribution center (DC). By influencing the anticipated base model, we can smooth the supply chain workload and generate a set of schedules which has a good supply chain performance.