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International Journal of Engineering
In this study, a two echelons supply chain system in which a supplier is producing perishable product and distribute it to multiple customers is considered. By allowing lateral transshipment mechanism, it is also possible to deliver products to some customers in some periods in bulk, then customers using their own vehicle to transship goods between each other seeking further reduction in the overall cost. The aim here is minimizing the production, inventory carrying cost, and distribution asdoi:10.5829/ije.2017.30.06c.08 fatcat:ibdxcbizn5ed3fzx4ahsdfxjdi