Monte Carlo simulation applied to logistics of ceramics

  1. Eloy Hontoria 1
  2. Marivi De La Fuente 1
  3. Lorenzo Ros-McDonnell 1
  4. Marija Bogataj
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España


Journal of economics and management

ISSN: 1732-1948

Year of publication: 2013

Type: Article

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The Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem CVRP is presented giving a new solution to the problem, with small variations to the basic constraints added to the mathematical model developed by Ros-McDonnell et al. in 2010 describing realistic variations of constraints in a working day of logistic operators in the ceramic industry in Southern Spain. Here the orders must be grouped by route with the objective of improving the efficiency of the transported load and the reduction of associated costs. The fleet variations are modelled on the different demands and constraints which arose where the Monte Carlo simulation approach has been used. The aim is to find a variety of operative solutions which are given quickly when validated using the Google Maps web application.