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What about maintenance location?

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Published on Thursday, 20 September 2018

Deciding the locations of facilities for a business is a difficult strategic decision.

In the paper entitled “Maintenance location routing for rolling stock under line a fleet planning uncertainty”, a forthcoming publication in Transportation Science, Joachim Arts, Associate Professor at the Luxembourg Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of Luxembourg and his co-authors study where to locate maintenance facilities in a railway network.

These maintenance facilities should be located in the network such that it is easy to route trains o this location so that the network can remain up and running at all times. The added challenge is that these facility locations should work well in a wide variety of future scenarios in which line plans and fleet sizes will grow or change otherwise. This challenge is met in this paper by using advanced two-stage mathematical programming algorithms.

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