Distribution and inventory planning in a supply chain under transportation route disruptions and uncertain demands

Himanshu Shrivastava, Andreas T. Ernst, Mohan Krishnamoorthy

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This article considers transportation disruptions and its detrimental impact on the quality of the enroute shipment. The authors consider a supply chain system of a short life cycle product that has a capacitated supplier, a retailer and multiple routes of transportation under different disruption risks, uncertain cost of transportation, and uncertain demands. The authors investigate a hybrid problem in which the firm needs to develop a suitable distribution strategy under disruption risks along with an optimal checking policy when faced with the supply of varying quantities of damaged items. The authors formulate a non-linear mathematical model in which the overall objective is to maximise the expected profit and to help the firm in decision making under uncertain environments. Lastly, a statistical study is carried out to perform uncertainty analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-71
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • Distribution Planning
  • Random Disruptions
  • Short Life Cycle Products
  • Uncertain Demand
  • Uncertainty Analysis

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