MODELLING VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEMS WITH DELIVERIES AND PICKUPS MORE REALISTICALLY

 

Gabor Nagy, Said Salhi, Niaz Wassan

 

Abstract

 

The vehicle routing problem with deliveries and pickups is the most important problem within reverse logistics. We review various models for this problem, including three which we believe to be more realistic but have been hitherto largely ignored by researchers. These are analysed in some detail. A reactive tabu search meta-heuristic is proposed and the results analysed with a view to a better understanding of the problem structure.

 

Lecture Notes in Management Science (2011) Vol. 3: 551-564

3rd International Conference on Applied Operational Research, Proceedings

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ISSN 2008-0050 (Print)

ISSN 1927-0097 (Online)

 

ARTICLE OUTLINE

 

·         Introduction

·         Classification And Model Characteristics

·         Literature Review

·         Mathematical Models And Exact Solutions

·         Meta-heuristic Solution Methods

·         Computational Analysis

·         Conclusions And Suggestions

·         References

 

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