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American Journal of Industrial Engineering. 2014, 2(1), 15-20
DOI: 10.12691/ajie-2-1-4
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A Scheduling Model of Coal Supply Chain Based on Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Jiguang WANG1, , Jinjing ZHANG1 and Jingfeng LI1

1School of Economics and Management, Shanxi University, P.R. China

Pub. Date: April 01, 2014

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Jiguang WANG, Jinjing ZHANG and Jingfeng LI. A Scheduling Model of Coal Supply Chain Based on Supply Chain Management (SCM). American Journal of Industrial Engineering. 2014; 2(1):15-20. doi: 10.12691/ajie-2-1-4


In this paper, we develop a scheduling model based on SCM to deal with the contradiction between scale production and customized demand on coal industry. When analyzing the coal logistics from coal mine to end-customers, we draw an operating flow chart, from which we can find out the relationship among the departments in coal supply chain. According to the flow chart we can describe the input/output (I/O) constraints by algebraic expression. The objective function minimizes the operating costs of every department in coal supply chain, and an optimal solution can be obtained through the use of Mixed-integer linear programming (MILP). In that way we can get a specific task timetable to guild their work and the activities.

SCM optimization model scheduling MILP I/O

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