Volume 13 Issue 2 2017


Muhammad Ali Memon
University of Sindh, Pakistan.

Asadullah Shaikh
Ilma University, Pakistan.

Kamran Taj Pathan
University of Sindh, Pakistan.

Majid Hussain Memon
Quaid-e-Awam University, Nawabshah.

Kamran Dahri
University of Sindh, Pakistan.

Abstract To gain more profit and market share, manufacturers wish to mobilize as many resources as they can to satisfy every manufacturing order. As Manufacturing is nowadays distributed to several sites, where each site manufactures the intermediate product to assemble the final product Producers, therefore require to transport these products between these sites as well as distribute the final products to faraway customers. Therefore production and transportation planning needs to be coordinated. Manufacturing requires the planning of unmovable resources (machines) with fixed sequences of production routing steps, however, transportation requires the planning of moveable resources (Vehicles). Findings- Each transport request is different from another with a different origin and destination. Hence, it is needed to find the routing (route from origin to destination) of each transport request dynamically. Practical Implications- This paper is dedicated to present a route-finding tool called Path Finder to provide the shortest route by distance or time or both for transportation planning.
Keywords Multi Agent System, Collaborative networks, Transportation planning, Simulation.
Year 2017
Volume 13
Issue 2
Type Short Report
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification D1, D11, D12
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2416-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Type of Review Double Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link
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