Development of an effective cost minimization model for food grain shipments
Subjectsfood grain transportation
network flow problems
mixed integer non-linear programming problems
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AbstractThis paper makes an attempt to address the issue of food grain shipments taking a case of Indian food grain supply chain. The existing process of transportation and distribution has been represented as a four stage process. In this work only the first stage has been formulated as a bi-level nodal capacity network flow problem with linear model in the first level and a mixed integer non-linear model in the second level considering minimization of transportation costs. The model captures rail-road flexibility. Finally two variants of particle swarm optimization algorithms are used to solve the model and results are compared.
CitationMaiyar LM, Thakkar JJ, Awasthi A, Tiwari MK (2015) 'Development of an effective cost minimization model for food grain shipments', IFAC World Congress - Ottawa, Elsevier.
TypeConference papers, meetings and proceedings