Analysis and improvement of the product delivery system of a beer producer in Ankara


Pamuk S., Koksalan M. , Gullu R.

JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, cilt.55, sa.11, ss.1137-1144, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601774
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1137-1144

Özet

We outline our analysis of the product delivery system of a major beer producer in Ankara, Turkey. We demonstrate a savings potential of up to 25% of distribution costs from the implementation of a number of suggested improvements, most notably that of reducing the number of weekly deliveries to a portion of the customers, and of constructing a geographical partitioning of the city that ensures a balanced distribution of the delivery workload over the days of the week. A geographic information system (GIS) is used to extract coordinate and distance information to be used in the partitioning and sequencing problems. A discussion of the difficulties involved in implementing a GIS project in Turkey is included.