The design of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution network of a company operating in México

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Samuel López Ruíz
Rafael Bernardo Carmona Benítez

Abstract

This paper presents a modification of the Multi Depot Multi Period Vehicle Routing Problem with heterogeneous fleet (MDMPVRPHF) to consider capital expenditures and operating expenses (MDMPVRPHFMR). The aim is to design a product distribution network and minimize the total delivery cost. The MDMPVRPHF only considers transportation costs with transportation restrictions. In this paper, the purpose is to solve a real'life freight distribution problem that considers capital expenditures and operation expenses. The MDMPVRPHFMR is formulated as a mixed integer programming model. The results of the application of both models to a real case of study demonstrate the advantages presented by the MDMPVRPHFMR over the MDMPVRPHF. Hence, management restrictions must be considered when designing a real-life freight distribution problem. The study case is to develop a liquefied natural gas distribution model based on a real company operating in México.

 

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Ruíz, S., & Benítez, R. B. (2019). The design of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution network of a company operating in México. Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 17(4). https://doi.org/10.22201/icat.16656423.2019.17.4.818
Author Biographies

Samuel López Ruíz

Engineer Manager, Gas NAtural GANAMEX, Letrán Valle 03650, Ciudad de México, México

Rafael Bernardo Carmona Benítez

Business and Economics School, Universidad Anáhuac México, Huixquilucan 52786, Estado de México, México