Review of maritime inventory routing problems

Stefanus Soegiharto, Teuku Yuri M. Zagloel, Sunaryo

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Abstract

Maritime transportation is the most obvious choice for industries to transport large amounts of liquid or dry bulk products over long distances. Often, the bulk products are stored as inventories at or near the loading and unloading port. A maritime inventory routing (MIR) problem is a planning problem where the ship operator has the responsibility not only for the ship routing and scheduling, but also for the inventory management at one or both ends of the sailing legs. Here we review research on MIR and extension problems during the last two decades. Since this problem was first introduced in 1987, we have found over a hundred publications on it in refereed journals. Most of them consider static and deterministic problems even though uncertainty plays an important role in MIR. We also found that most recent research on this field focuses more on theoretical contributions, rather than on the real problems as in previous studies. However, future high-impact research remains wide open and provides challenging opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages664-665
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781532359446
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Mar 20188 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Volume2018-March
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period6/03/188/03/18

Keywords

  • Inventory management
  • Maritime transportation
  • Ship routing and scheduling

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