Heuristics are here to help your online vehicle scheduling

Salhi, S. and Currie, R. (2009) Heuristics are here to help your online vehicle scheduling. OR Insight, 22 (2). pp. 88-104. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/ori.2008.7

Abstract

An application of real-time changes in scheduling deliveries of road-making materials is conducted based on an implementation of a tabu search heuristic. This distribution problem deals with heterogeneous products and vehicles where the assignment of pickup points to requests needs also to be made. The problem is investigated as a full-load pickup and delivery problem with time windows. Online as well as offline experiments based on real data from a construction company in the United Kingdom are reported and discussed. Various practical issues that arise in this real-time logistical problem are also discussed and analysed. Interesting and encouraging results are reported.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: real-time routing, logistics, heuristic, case study
Subjects: Q Science > Operations Research - Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Said Salhi
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2009 07:26
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2009 07:26
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22826 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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