Publication
Title
An optimization approach for communal home meal delivery service: a case study
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Abstract
This paper is the first to discuss the communal home meal delivery problem. The problem can be modelled as a multiple travelling salesman problem with time windows, that is closely related to the well-studied vehicle routing problem with time windows. Experimental results are reported for a real-life case study from Central Finland over several alternative scenarios using the SPIDER commercial solver. The comparison with current practice reveals that a significant savings potential can be obtained using off-the-shelf optimization tools. As such, the potential for supporting real-life communal routing problems can be considered to be important for VRP practitioners.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of computational and applied mathematics. - Antwerp
Publication
Antwerp : 2009
ISSN
0377-0427
Volume/pages
232:1(2009), p. 46-53
ISI
000269424700004
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 25.04.2017
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