Minimizing bins in transmission systems

Thomas W. Archibald, Menno B. Bokkers, Rommert Dekker, André Van Vliet

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This paper deals with the problem of minimizing the transmission cost in an EDI system and proves the optimality of a policy which minimizes the slack of partial sums under conditions with practical interpretations. This policy is shown to be useful as a heuristic in more general cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-391
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1999


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