Mathematical Programming Approach to Determining the Impact of World Coal Demands on U.S Logistics Planning
The Coal Logistics System (COLS) was used to evaluate the transportation infrastructure impacts of increased world coal demands. The design of COLS is flexible in order to incorporate new information and assumptions about the coal transportation and transshipment system such as: export coal demand scenarios, costs and performance characteristics of ports and other transportation infrastructure, and new technologies. The magnitude and complexity of the decision problem necessitates that these complex relationships may be simulated in such a prescriptive model in order to provide information to planners quickly and in a useable manner.
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Osleeb, Jeffrey P.; Ratick, Samuel J.; Buckley, Patrick; Lee, Keumsook; and Kuby, Michael, "Mathematical Programming Approach to Determining the Impact of World Coal Demands on U.S Logistics Planning" (1984). International Development, Community, and Environment. 504.