Heuristics are here to help your online vehicle scheduling

Salhi, Said and Currie, Robert H. (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 currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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: 01 May 2014 09:33
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22826 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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