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Reference no. 619-0011-1
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Authors:
Tanja Mlinar (IESEG School of Management)
Published in:
2019
Version:
4-Apr-2019
Revision date:
18-Apr-2019
Length:
4 pages
Data source:
Generalised experience

Abstract

e-Commerce sales have grown significantly over the past two decades. The British company 'First Smile' aims to start selling its products online for its customers in France. Products will be stocked in large distribution centers from where products will be shipped to customers within France. The company would like to determine the number of distribution centers to build, their capacity and locations, the number of workers needed in each distribution center, and the quantity that will be shipped from a distribution center to a demand point. The objective is to minimize the total annual fixed, labor and transportation costs for e-commerce sales.

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This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Topics

Distribution network design; e-Commerce; Optimisation; Cost Minimization; Mixed integer programming; Excel solver

Setting

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
France

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