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Title
The potential of optimization in communal routing problems: case studies from Finland
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Abstract
In many European countries, municipalities offer their inhabitants a wide variety of social services. In this paper we will focus on efficiently scheduling home care, transportation of the elderly, and home meal delivery. These so-called municipal or communal routing problems can be modeled as different variants of the vehicle routing problem, a well-known optimization problem from the literature. We present a focused literature review and report on case studies using Finnish data. The computational results show that there is a significant potential for cost savings for all applications considered.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of transport geography. - London
Publication
London : 2009
ISSN
0966-6923
Volume/pages
17:6(2009), p. 484-490
ISI
000270627400008
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 19.05.2017
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