Platforms and innovations: In search of efficiency and effectiveness
The article covers innovations in stategical logistic managment of a trade company: defining the optimal number of branches depending on the demand. All parameters in the model are dynamic: the cost of delivery, the cost of storing and the cost of rent of the warehouse. In the model were used the modified method of fuzzy cluster analysis, genetic algorithms, theory of optimal control. The model was applied for an alcohol trade company for which it was estimated the optimal number of branches on the territory of Russia with several variants of their accommodation. For all branches it was calculated the schedule of deliveries and the changes in warehouse’s capacity.