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Title: Pickup and delivery selection: problem formulation and extension to problem variants
Authors: RAMAEKERS, Katrien 
MAES, Tabitha 
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Information Technology and Management Science, 2015(18), p. 84-90
Abstract: Operational planning decisions of a carrier consist of accepting transport requests and constructing vehicle routes. However, a carrier has only a limited capacity within his own vehicle fleet and can only serve a selection of clients. Transport requests are accepted only if they contribute to a higher total profit. This practical aspect is modelled with the Pickup and Delivery with selection of customers. A mixed-integer programming formulation is given. It is indicated how the problem is solved by means of a meta-heuristic, more specifically a tabu-embedded simulated annealing algorithm. A number of alternative settings may appear in practice. They are discussed in this article.
Keywords: heursistic algorithms; operations research; optimisation; vehicle routing
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ISSN: 2255-9094
DOI: 10.1515/itms-2015-0013
Rights: © 2015 Katrien Ramaekers, An Caris, Tabitha Maes and Gerrit K. Janssens. This is an open access article licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (, in the manner agreed with De Gruyter Open.
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: vabb 2018
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