Masters Theses


Real-time control algorithm for inventory routing problems


"This thesis considers the use of connective technology such as, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), in distribution networks to increase the efficiency of the system...In this study, we analyze the problem of distributing a single item from a single warehouse to multiple retailers using a single capacitated vehicle. Retailers in the network participate in a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program with the warehouse, where the warehouse is responsible for tracking and replenishing the inventory at various retailer locations. The information update occurs every time a vehicle reaches a location and the decision on the delivery quantity and the next location to visit is made. Real-time information exchange between all enable entities in the network provides information for evaluating possible inventory routing changes"--Abstract, page iii.


Grasman, Scott E. (Scott Erwin)

Committee Member(s)

Ramakrishnan, Sreeram
Saygin, Can


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2006


xi, 68 pages


© 2006 Shrikant Jarugumilli, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Business logistics -- Mathematics
Delivery of goods -- Planning -- Mathematics
Dynamic programming
Inventory control -- Mathematical models
Radio frequency identification systems

Thesis Number

T 8960

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