## Distribution Strategies that Minimize Transportation and Inventory Costs |

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analytic average number back-haul cost BACK-HAUL DISTANCE Bellmore Berkeley circuity cost closed form expression concave function cost per item cost per load cost per stop cost per unit cost trade-off customer density customer per load customers per delivery Daganzo decreases deliver items delivery cost delivery region size distribution of customer distribution strategies economic order quantity Eilon Equation 28 Equation 30 Figure fixed cost formulas given by Equation inventory and transportation inventory carrying charge inventory cost associated inventory costs related item value item waits Items delivered linear programming local delivery cost MINIMIZE TRANSPORTATION minimum cost number of customers number of items number of stops operating strategies optimal delivery region optimal shipment Optimal stops PEDDLING COST peddling inventory cost peddling route peddling transportation cost Research shipping separate loads square mile stops per load supplier to customer total cost transit transportation and inventory travel distance trucks that deliver unit distance vehicle routing