The design of cement distribution network in Myanmar : a case study of "X" cement industry

Lwin, Aung Myo (2015) The design of cement distribution network in Myanmar : a case study of "X" cement industry. Masters thesis, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember.


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The network design problem is one of the most comprehensive strategic decision issues that need to be optimized for the long-term efficient operation of whole supply chain. The problem treated in this thesis is a capacitated location allocation planning of distribution centers for the distribution network design. The distribution network in this research is considered from plants to distribution centers and distribution centers to demand points. The research will explore the optimal number and locations of cement distribution center of “X” cement industry in Myanmar. The Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) was developed as a tool to solve optimization problem which involves 3 manufacturing plants, 6 distribution centers and 6 market regions. The data collection was done by the company. The (MILP) model provides useful information for the Company about which distribution centers should be opened and what would be the best distribution network in order to maximize profit while still satisfies the customers’ demand. In this study, we proposed three scenarios which are scenario two, six and eight. In all scenarios, the solution was to have only two distribution centers from Mandalay and Meikhtila markets are recommended to open in the distribution network.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: RTI 658.5 Lwi d
Uncontrolled Keywords: distribution network design, mixed integer linear programming, optimization problem, Supply chain
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155 Production control. Production planning. Production management
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Technology > Industrial Engineering > 26001-(S3) PhD Thesis
Depositing User: - Taufiq Rahmanu
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 03:24
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 03:24

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