The main aim of the project is to optimise the malt distribution network of the South African Breweries (SAB) in such a manner as to present them with a minimum cost solution for the network. Mathematical modelling is used as a tool to approach the distribution network design problem. The problem SAB faces fits the description of a Capacitated Facility Location Problem, which is modelled as a Mixed Integer Program. The modelling language, GAMS, is used to formulate the mathematical model into an algorithm and the model is solved using the solver, CPLEX.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2008.