A practical solution for a newspaper distribution problem

Ronald Mantel, M. Fontein

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In this paper the problem of distributing newspapers is treated. After a general introduction on this topic, a mathematical model for a hierarchical distribution system is given explicitly and a heuristic consisting of several solution techniques is described. Furthermore, some results of the application of this heuristic in a study performed for a Dutch regional newspaper are presented and discussed. There is also an indication as to how the approach could be improved.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)591-600
JournalInternational journal of production economics
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • METIS-144520
  • IR-32269

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