We are trying to obtain a solution from deployment optimizer such that whenever a specific transportation lane is utilized (i.e. deployment stock transfer is observed on that specific transportation lane), a fixed transportation cost based on the distance traveled will be observed. This logic will be valid for all transportation lanes. The underlying reasoning behind this is that either a single phc or 1000 phcs is transported; the same transportation cost has to be incurred.

It would have been ideal if we could observe transportation costs dependent on the number of trucks that will be utilized on a specific transportation lane for a specific deployment stock transfer. However, since we do not know the number of trucks before running TLB, we cannot perform such an optimization within deployment. So, we decided to ignore the number of trucks and stay with a fixed cost based on the distance traveled for all units transferred.

We tried to utilize discrete optimization with a transportation cost function and means of transport cost. Yet, we cannot observe these transportation costs as a part of the total costs in the objective function. However, the input log for the optimizer includes the defined cost values.

We would appreciate any comments on this issue. Thanks in advance.

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