Title
The potential of optimization in communal routing problems: case studies from FinlandThe potential of optimization in communal routing problems: case studies from Finland
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute for Transport en Maritime Management (ITMMA)
Research group
ITMMA
Publication type
article
Publication
London,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Journal of transport geography. - London
Volume/pages
17(2009):6, p. 484-490
ISSN
0966-6923
ISI
000270627400008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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