Application of vehicle routing in a bread delivery system at Bakers Inn 15th Avenue Factory in Bulawayo

Masache, A (2013) Application of vehicle routing in a bread delivery system at Bakers Inn 15th Avenue Factory in Bulawayo.

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Official URL: http://ir.nust.ac.zw/xmlui/handle/123456789/352

Abstract

A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal - Included in the International Serial Directories,This study involves designing a vehicle routing and scheduling system to improve the utilization of a fleet of delivery trucks at the same time reducing delivery costs in bread delivery. Data was collected from Bakers Inn 15th Avenue Bulawayo Bakery and the deliveries it made to 20 outlets around the city. A savings algorithm, co-joined with a neighborhood search, was adopted to solve the problem and LINDO software program was used to accelerate the computation of the costs and the routes with ease. The results were then compared with the current manual system at the company and it was found that the software-based vehicle routes improved performance and reduced cost indicating a major need for the manufacturing company to manage its supply chain well. Recommendations include immediate adaption of the software-based bread delivery system because the importance of vehicle routing was recognized.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain,Delivery system,Vehicle routing,Savings based algorithm,Neighborhood search algorithm
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > National University of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 08:00
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2015 08:00
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/1360

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