Case Study: The Forestry (Logistics) Problem

Submitted: 3 Apr 2008

Operations Research Topics: LinearProgramming, IntegerProgramming, NetworkOptimisation, TransportationProblem

Application Areas: Logistics


Problem Description

Adapted from a real-world problem

A paper company own a number of mills that produce paper with different processes, e.g., the thermo-mechanical process (see Figure 1) and the cold caustic soda process. They procure raw materials for each of their processing machines from a number of different suppliers.

Figure 1 Thermo-mechanical Processing Machine


Their suppliers consist of 3 forestry operations: Kaingaroa, NSW and Taupo. They also own a recycling plant where they receive waste paper.

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