Integrated Production and Logistics Management in the Newspaper Industry

Start date: 01.01.2005
End date: 30.09.2009
Duration: 01/2005-09/2009
Funded by: Universität Augsburg
Local head of project: Dipl.-Inf. Dominik Böhnlein
Local scientists: Prof. Dr. Axel Tuma


To achieve high customer satisfaction, the main objectives of the newspaper industry are up-to-dateness and punctual delivery of media. The up-to-dateness can be implemented by a late print start, whereas the punctual delivery can be reached by early tour starts and the use of additional vehicles, respectively. This problem is solved by the integration of production and logistics, whereby scheduling and vehicle routing algorithms are applied.