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The location-routing problem with multi-compartment and multi-trip: formulation and heuristic approaches

Moon, Ilkyeong, Salhi, Said, Feng, Xuehao (2020) The location-routing problem with multi-compartment and multi-trip: formulation and heuristic approaches. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 16 (3). pp. 501-528. ISSN 2324-9935. (doi:10.1080/23249935.2020.1720036) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80010)

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Abstract

The location-routing problem with multi-compartment and multi-trip is an extension to the standard location-routing problem. In this problem, depots are used to deliver different products using heterogeneous vehicles with several compartments. Each compartment has a limited capacity and is dedicated to a single type of product. The problem is formulated as a mixed integer program. A constructive heuristic and a hybrid genetic algorithm (HGA) are proposed. Numerical experiments show that both heuristics can efficiently determine the optimal solutions on small size instances. For larger ones, the HGA outperforms the constructive heuristic with relatively more computational time. Managerial insights have been obtained from sensitivity analyses which would be helpful to improve the performance of the supply network.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/23249935.2020.1720036
Uncontrolled keywords: Location-routing problem, multi-compartment, multi-trip, mixed integer program, heuristic
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Said Salhi
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2020 12:09 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2020 16:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80010 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Salhi, Said: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3384-5240
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