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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080314
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 3, 2017.
Abstract: As population is increasing rapidly all over the world, the need for delivering products is being more difficult especially for conditional products (products with life time). Many Customers require conditional products to be delivered to their locations. Distribution center may have multi depots (multi store branches) instead of one depot. Every depot has limited number of vehicles to minimize cost. Capacities of these vehicles are based on two dimensions (weight and volume). Geographic information system (GIS) is used for localizing customers’ destinations. Then OD Cost Matrix is used to assign every customer destination to the least cost depot to be served from it. Finally Network analyst is used to solve the vehicle routing problem generating final route directions for every vehicle and calculating the best time for lunch break of drivers automatically. This case study is applied on Mansoura city in Egypt.
Noha I. Sharaf, Bahaa T.Shabana and Hazem M. El-Bakry, “GIS Utilization for Delivering a Time Condition Products” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(3), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.080314