Review of optimisation applications in rail freight logistics with a view to identify possible applications in the Southern African region

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dc.contributor.author Mhlanga, Samson
dc.contributor.author Mbohwa, Charles
dc.contributor.author Pretorius, Jan Harm
dc.contributor.author Gwangwava, Norman
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-15T05:52:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-15T05:52:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Mhlanga, S. et al. 2011. Review of optimisation applications in rail freight logistics with a view to identify possible applications in the Southern African region. 3rd International Conference on Advanced Management Science (2011). IPEDR 19:119-125. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2010-4626
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8209
dc.description.abstract Logistics is one of the most important and critical economic drivers which determines the rate at which goods can be exported at the lowest cost. The paper reviewed Southern Africa rail freight infrastructure and planning activities. It interrogated the academic and research institutes activities as related to rail freight. A review of one of the biggest freight company Transnet was done to highlight extent of application. The paper concludes by highlighting potential and the gaps in optimisation within Southern Africa rail freight, which can be addressed using operations research techniques such as ant colony and genetic algorithms with a view to inform decision making. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology Press (IACSIT Press) en_US
dc.rights © IACSIT Press, Singapore. 2011. Available online at http://www.ipedr.com/proceeding.htm. en_US
dc.subject Optimisation en_US
dc.subject Rail freight logistics - Southern Africa en_US
dc.subject Freightage costs - Southern Africa en_US
dc.title Review of optimisation applications in rail freight logistics with a view to identify possible applications in the Southern African region en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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