The Dynamic Location Model to Consider Background Traffic

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Abstract

This study concerns to the determination of location of freight distribution warehouses. It is part of a series of research projects on a distribution system we developed to deal with cases in a public service obligation state-owned company (PSO-SOC). This current research is characterized by the consideration of background traffic of the entire time period of planning rather than one certain time target on location model. It is aimed that the location decision to be more applicable and accommodative to the dynamic of the traffic condition. Once the decision is implemented, it will give the best outcome for the entire time period, not only for the initial time, end time or certain time of time period. A heuristic approach is proposed to simplify complexity of the model and network representation technique is applied to solve the model. A hyphotetical example is discussed to illustrate the mechanism of finding the optimal solution in term of both its objective function and applicability.

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N. Yusuf and S. Soehodho, "The Dynamic Location Model to Consider Background Traffic," Journal of Transportation Technologies, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 41-49. doi: 10.4236/jtts.2012.21005.

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