A note on “Coordination of production and distribution planning” by P. Chandra and M. L. Fisher. (English) Zbl 1167.90363

Summary: We give a counterexample to illustrate that a key theorem in the paper entitled “Coordination of production and distribution planning” by P. Chandra and M. L. Fisher [Eur. J. Oper. Res. 72, No. 3, 503–517 (1994; Zbl 0805.90051)] is not correct, and then analyze where an error occurs in the proof of the theorem.


90B05 Inventory, storage, reservoirs
90B06 Transportation, logistics and supply chain management
90B30 Production models
90B35 Deterministic scheduling theory in operations research


Zbl 0805.90051
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[1] Chandra, P.; Fisher, M.L., Coordination of production and distribution planning, European journal of operational research, 72, 503-517, (1994) · Zbl 0805.90051
[2] Fisher, M.L., Optimal solution of vehicle routing problems using minimum k-trees, Operations research, 42, 626-642, (1994) · Zbl 0815.90066
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