A P-Robustness Approach for the Stochastic Inventory Routing Problem

Carlos Franco, Juan Carlos Figueroa-García, Jhoan Sebastián Tenjo-García

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Context: Approaches to logistics solutions through mathematical optimization are widely studied in the literature given their importance for business operations and their computational complexity. In this way, studying the uncertainty associated to operations is a key factor in modeling and decision-making. Method: A stochastic mathematical model is proposed for the Inventory Routing Problem (IRP), considering scenarios with variation in the demands. To obtain a suitable approach, a p-robustness approach and the reformulation of the classical IRP are presented. Results: The performed experiments show the benefits of including uncertainty through a p-robust approach when they are analyzed within an instance of the IRP. Moreover, given the selected modeling, the benefits of combining the approaches can be analyzed. Conclusions: The development of stochastic approaches for decision-making applied to the IRP allow analysts to handle uncertainty and also reduce the complexity of decision when combining different types of problems (Routing + Inventory) in the same model.

Translated title of the contributionUna aproximación a través del modelo p-robusto para el problema estocástico de ruteo e inventario
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere18468
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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