Carton box optimization problem of VMI-based apparel supply chain

Wai Keung Wong, S. Y S Leung

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Abstract

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) strategy has been adopted by apparel supply chain recently. In the apparel industry, finished products are usually manufactured, packed and shipped in bulk to retailers and packing is carried out using carton boxes with various standardized dimensions. VMI-based supply chain cannot allow ordering boxes from carton suppliers after receiving an order of apparel retailers. Each order is different in style with small quantities. The time needed for make-to-order boxes would deteriorate the responsiveness of supply chain which in turn influences the ultimate customer service level. In this paper, this carton box design problem is investigated, in which carton boxes are designed for packing products of various sizes using genetic algorithms so that the overall packing and distribution costs are minimized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMIT 2006 Proceedings - 2006 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology
Pages911-915
Number of pages5
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2006 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 21 Jun 200623 Jun 2006

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2006
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period21/06/0623/06/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Computer Science(all)

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