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    Abstract - Issue Sep 2016, 37 (5)                                     Back


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Determining efficient delivery routes in specific time-frames using Geographic Information System

 

Mohammad Abousaeidi1*, Rosmadi Fauzi2 and Rusnah Muhamad3

1Department of Geography, Institute of Graduate Studies (IPS), University of Malaya-50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2Department of Geography, University of Malaya-50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3Department of Accountancy, University of Malaya-50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mohammadabousaeidi@siswa.um.edu.my

 

 

Publication Data

Paper received:

16 February 2016

 

Revised received:

27 April 2016

 

Re-reevised received:

05 May 2016

 

Accepted:

23 June 2016

 

Abstract

Perishable products must be transported quickly from its production area to the markets due to the climatic conditions of Malaysia. Deterioration of fresh produce is affected by temperature and delivery time. The cost to achieve such timely delivery of perishable food can affect the revenue of suppliers and retailers. Choosing an efficient delivery route at right time can reduce the total transportation cost. However, insufficient attention has been given to transportation issues with regards to fresh food delivery of greater Kuala Lumpur. The present study involves adoption of the Geographic Information System (GIS) modelling approach to determine the fastest delivery routes for fresh products to several hypermarkets. For this purpose, ArcGIS software was adopted for solving the problem of a complex road networks. With a goal of realizing the shortest time for delivery route planning, impedance function would be integrated by taking into account the time emphasized in the study. The main findings of this study include determination of efficient routes for delivery of fresh vegetables based on minimal drive time. It has been proposed that the fastest route model for delivery of fresh products is based on comparing two time frames within a day. The final output of this research was a map of quickest routes with best delivery time based on two time frames.   

 

 

 Key words

Delivery routes, Fresh vegetables, Geographic information system (GIS), Network analysis

 

 

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