Analysis for Scale-Free Network Characteristics of Logistics Distribution Network
Xinyu Zhang
Beijing Wuzi University, Beijing, China.
DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2014.73015   PDF   HTML     4,070 Downloads   5,058 Views   Citations


In this paper, we first analyze the evolution of the logistics distribution network gradually from the simple to the complex, mainly based on distribution network and a typical third party logistics enterprise, establishing the relationship among nodes in the network. Calculating logistics distribution network node degree distribution by using MATLAB program, our computational results show that the node degree distribution of power law index meets the characteristics of scale-free network. Based on this feature, we establish model of the distribution of node formation and the client node distribution in the network.

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Zhang, X. (2014) Analysis for Scale-Free Network Characteristics of Logistics Distribution Network. Journal of Service Science and Management, 7, 189-195. doi: 10.4236/jssm.2014.73015.

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