Facility Location Problem FLP / Logistics distribution network design

Published: 8 February 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/g3hvn5tkkw.1
Adam Redmer


The presented data are the typical parameters of logistics distribution network design mathematical models. The data are organized in accordance with the list of model’s parameters (file: Logistics distribution network design problem - description - Redmer_A.pdf) attached to the data set (file: Logistics distribution network design problem - data set - Redmer_A.txt). The data are a real life data gathered in a Polish company being a general merchandise (FMCG) retailer, running almost 200 medium-size shops covering 70% of the Polish territory. The average shop has the trade area of 500 m2 and sales about 7 thousand different products (SKUs). The company employs more than 5 thousand workers, operates almost 70 their own medium and heavy duty trucks (all closed bodies, partially temperature-controlled ones), but uses also common carriers (for about 30% of all transports). The company runs the only one central warehouse (with climate/temperature-controlled storage sections), serving all company’s shops. The operational characteristics of the company’s distribution network are as follow: - more than 20 million kilometres covered during a year, - average vehicle (delivery) route length equal to 280 kilometres, - about 60% of the kilometres covered are loaded ones, - about 73 thousand of routes done during a year (giving about 200 routes per day), - average number of customers (shops) visited per one route equal to 2.7, - the total number of tones transported during a year equal to 530 thousand (giving about 7.3 tons per one route), - the total number of cargo units (pallets) transported during a year equal to 1.6 milion (giving about 22 pallets per one route), - the average weight of the cargo unit (one pallet) equal to 330 kilograms.



Politechnika Poznanska


Operations Research, Logistics, Facility Location