Log truck scheduling by network programming Public Deposited

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  • In northeast China, logging has three stages; timber harvest, transportation and the operations inside a timber yard. The timber yard is an intermediate transhipment point between truck transport and rail transport to manufacturing centers. The transhipment capacity of the timber yard is often the limiting acitivity in the logging chain. Since the transportation is the middle part, its management affects both the technology and the economics of the other two. At the same time, the other two stages provide constraints to the transportation operations. The objective of this paper is to find an optimal economic plan for assigning trucks to timber yards in such a way as to minimize the number of trucks while satisfying the delivery schedule for the timber yard. This is done by controlling the log truck arrival distribution over time. As a result, the fewest number of trucks are used and the timber yard is efficiently used. A computer program was developed to provide the transportation manager with detailed information about truck allocations and to permit rapid updating of the transportation plan. The truck allocation problem is formulated as a capacitated network problem and the out-of-kilter algorithm is used to solve it. After the network problem is solved, the number of trucks needed to carry out the schedule can be determined through an hour-by-hour truck inventory analysis.
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