Abstract: Un Sistema de Programación del Transporte Forestal Principal Objetivando la Minimización de Costos

A Transportation Scheduling System (TSS) of forest multi-products was developed. The TSS is composed of two modules. The first module has as finality the global minimization of the transportation costs corresponding to the loaded trips, and uses the Transportation Method. The second module has as finality the entire trip scheduling for each contracted truck of the fleet. The Trucks Designation Algorithm (TDA) uses Dynamic Programming. As benefits, 1) the TMA minimizes the total transportation costs, and 2) the TDA, reducing the idleness of each truck, offer an important negotiation tool to force a decreasing process in the transportation prices.