EXAMPLE OF URBAN DISTRIBUTION SIMULATION: CASE OF RESTAURANTS IN THE 5TH ARR. OF PARIS

INTRODUCTION

This model simulates the supply of restaurants located in the 5th arrondisement of Paris.

In the model restaurants are agents that place a given number of orders per day, this rate is represented by an updatable exponential timeout controlled by the user. The orders are processed by a supplier (in green) which will fulfil them by utilizing a fleet of vehicles.

PARAMETERS AND OUTPUTS

The user can modify the demand (orders per day), the capacity of vehicles (orders per vehicle) and the fleet size (number of vehicles); these parameters will define if the supplier delivers either by direct route or by delivery tour.

Three outputs are generated: the utilization of the fleet, the number of waiting restaurants and the distance driven each hour by the vehicles.

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