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Multi-Criteria Decision Support for Transportation Network (Re-)Design at Outbound Logistics, Tata Steel Europe

Schoon, A.L. (2019) Multi-Criteria Decision Support for Transportation Network (Re-)Design at Outbound Logistics, Tata Steel Europe.

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Abstract:This research is performed at Tata Steel Europe, a worldwide company that produces, processes and distributes steel. Delivering their products in their global transportation network is challenging given the many transportation routes and network nodes. Distribution chain consultants and logistics analysts aim to design an optimal transportation network. In order to meet high expectations of customers, it is important to create a robust network that is resistant to heavy changes in the network. Yet, it is complex to maintain a robust network due to several challenges. Furthermore, the consultants make these decisions individually and no standard process is available. These aspects create a need for uniform support to (re-)design an optimal network. The result of this research is two-fold: first it provides a recommendation for a network review process, second, this process includes a step that evaluates scenarios based on criteria with an MCDA tool. This MCDA tool calculates for six criteria the raw scores, the normalised scores, a final ranking and a sensitivity analysis. Criteria that the tool measures are costs, sustainability, robustness, inventory time, readiness of implementation, and quality.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:01 general works, 31 mathematics, 50 technical science in general, 55 traffic technology, transport technology, 58 process technology
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78366
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