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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 536459, 6 pages
Research Article

Development and Application of Milk-Run Distribution Systems in the Express Industry Based on Saving Algorithm

School of Economics and Management, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao, Hebei 066004, China

Received 9 December 2013; Revised 13 February 2014; Accepted 14 February 2014; Published 20 March 2014

Academic Editor: Huaiqin Wu

Copyright © 2014 Zhenlai You and Yang Jiao. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper introduces the milk-run schema into the express distribution logistics through the feasibility analysis of application of cyclic goods-taking schema in the express industry. In order to reach fully loaded as far as possible in distribution, the article improves the traditional model, adopting multi-objective decision and conforming constraint conditions to Milk-run schema, even approximating the practical truth solves model through the C-W saving algorithm. It can effectively shorten the distance and Lower costs by means of reasonable route planning. Finally, the paper has verified the model and its effectiveness of arithmetic application by means of cases analysis.