chapter  6
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Route Design in a Pharmaceutical Warehouse via Mathematical Programming

İstanbul Ecza Deposu was established in 1989 as a logistics company that makes daily medicine distribution to pharmacies. Company has 4000 contractual pharmacies and 14 warehouses, which have their own serving regions. In this study, central warehouse located in Bahçelievler, Istanbul, is addressed. Currently, it has 22 predetermined routes serving to contractual pharmacies. While a new pharmacy is added to the system, its route assignment is done according to its physical location and the capacity of each route.