Integrated production/distribution/routing planning for supply chain networks: A review

Lei Lei, Rosa Oppenheim, Lian Qi, Hui Dong, Kangbok Lee, Shengbin Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter presents an overview of existing solution methodologies for integrated operations planning problems in supply chain networks involving production, inventory, distribution, and routing. We take into account problems dealing with operational decisions and classify them according to their characteristics, such as time constraints and routing decisions. Various methodologies are presented and their possible integrations and combinations are discussed. Finally, future research directions are proposed.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationSupply Chain Management and Logistics
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Strategies and Practical Solutions
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages44
ISBN (Electronic)9781466577886
ISBN (Print)9781138893252
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Engineering(all)


  • Distribution
  • Integrated operations planning
  • Inventory
  • Production
  • Routing
  • Supply chain


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