The Selection of Depots Location and Vehicle Routing for Para-Rubber

Authors

• Somsak Kaewploy Department of Logistics Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Songkhla Rajabhat University
• Sujittra Kaewploy Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ubon Ratchathani University
• Watchanachai Jumpa Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture Industrial Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok Chanthaburi Campus

Keywords:

Location Allocation Problem, Vehicle Routing Problem, Mathematical Model

Abstract

In the past, the location routing problems of Para-rubber was not properly studied for solutions. As a result, the rubber seller has to cover the transportation cost. In this research, a mathematics model is applied to develop an algorithm for solving the problem which aims to reduce transportation cost while considering the economic worth. Results show that deploying a total of 10 depots which consists of 3 small-capacity depots, 5 middle-capacity depots and 2 unlimited-capacity depots can reduce the transportation cost from 354,335.22 baht/day down to 203,171 baht/day or 42.7 percentage. In conclusion, the mathematics model and cost-saving algorithm are proven to be an attractive solution to the location routing problem.

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2021-12-08

How to Cite

Kaewploy, S. ., Kaewploy, S. ., & Jumpa, W. . (2021). The Selection of Depots Location and Vehicle Routing for Para-Rubber . RMUTL Engineering Journal, 6(2), 29–39. https://doi.org/10.14456/rmutlengj.2021.9

Research Article