Analysis and simulation of a distribution system for flowers

P.F. Jansen, J.E. Rooda, M.E.A. Striekwold

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One of the largest flower auctions in the world is located in the Netherlands. Because of an expected expansion of the auction, the capacity of its distribution system was investigated. Discrete event simulation was applied to study the complex system. The simulation results show that the present system cannot handle the expected expansion. However, the analysis also shows ways for improving the system's efficiency, thereby enlarging its capacity.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)320-327
JournalEuropean journal of operational research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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