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Journal of applied research and technology

versión On-line ISSN 2448-6736versión impresa ISSN 1665-6423

J. appl. res. technol vol.12 no.2 Ciudad de México abr. 2014


A Flexsim-based Optimization for the Operation Process of Cold-Chain Logistics Distribution Centre


X. Zhu1, R. Zhang*2, F. Chu3, Z. He4 and J. Li5


1' 4' 5 School of Mechanical, Electronic and Control Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University Beijing, 100044, China.

2' 3 School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, 100044, China. *



With people's increasing concern about food safety, cold-chain logistics distribution centre is playing an important role in preventing food from going bad. Now cold-chain logistics distribution centres have the problems of too much transportation, low degree of automation, unreasonable layout planning, complex distribution process etc. It is important to solve these problems in order to achieve efficient distribution. Firstly the modeling and simulation for the operation process of a fruits and vegetables cold-chain logistics distribution centre by using Flexsim software is realized. Then the paper analyses the preliminary output data and finds out the bottleneck and idle resources. Finally this paper makes adjustments for the system to get a better result which hopes to give a reference for the modeling and simulation for the operation process of other cold-chain logistics distribution centres.

Keywords: Cold Chain Logistics, Distribution Centre, Operation Process, Modeling and Simulation, Flexsim, Optimization.





This work is partially supported by a Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China with Grant No. of 20120009110009, a major program of the National Social Science Fund of China 13&ZD026, and an EU 7th Framework Programme fund with contract number EU IRSES 612546 ENRICH.



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